The fire department records were indexed by library staff and the index may be searched online by visiting http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/mtcfires.asp. The index is searchable by surname or business name, and also by street address. Copies of the record books are available for public use in microfilm format. Library supporter Lorelei Maison Rockwell, who has a keen understanding of the value of this type of local record to researchers, generously provided the funds to pay for the microfilming of the fire run journals.
The library is most grateful to Captain Tom Fisher and the members of Mount Clemens Volunteer Fire Department #3 for making their records available to researchers, and to Lorelei Maison Rockwell for making it possible to have them microfilmed.
Photo: Capt. Tom Fisher of the Mount Clemens Volunteer Fire Department looks over the fire department record books and the microfilms that were made from them.