Thanks to retired Tiburon Fire Protection District Captain Larry Bogel for this weeks contribution to the Marin Fire History Project, telling the story of his career and how it came to be. In this case, how he got out of the house as a young man, and eventually found a career he loved. This is the second story about "sleeper" programs at our fire departments, in this case at Tiburon. Thanks also to Larry for sharing his robust collection of fire service photos and newspaper articles - we are scanning to use as resources for many future features.
We've started adding sub-pages to the main residential firefighter program page, under our "more" menu. We hope that any other fire department who have had a sleeper program at some point in their history will follow Larry's lead and share some stories and images. We are more than open to any written contributions to all areas of this project, contact Tom Forster @ email@example.com with any submittal questions. We are especially interested in biographies, and are slowly building a long list of names to profile as best we can. Remember our original purpose, "Never Forget? We forgot, but are now remembering, preserving, and sharing history."
Our Blog announces new site content, and gives the context of the topic and it's relationship to fire service history. Written by Bill Lellis & Paul Smith