Capt. Taylor responds on "False Alarm Occurrences at EIU"
Lincoln Fire Protection District receives new fire trucks
April 14, 1975-
Apartment house fire at 1539 9th St.
May 8- Fire at
Charleston Charleston Grain Elevator, 9:06 A.M.
June 5, 1975-
Capt. Gene Hackett and Assistant Chief Mel Taylor become certified
fire instructors; All CFD men pass the 200 hour Basic Fire Fighter
Certification program taught by Assistant Chief Mel Taylor
June 7- McNamer
June 16- Special
article on fireman Larry McGinness
Chief George Milliner retires July 26th, Melvin H. Taylor appointed
Retirement dinner for Chief George Milliner
Mormons to paint fire hydrants
Charleston Fire/Police Association accept donation for 4th of July
September 4- EIU
Health and Safety committee headed by Safety Director Bruce Michael
meets to establish fire safety guidelines for dormitories
Residential fire at Mullins home at 108 1st St
Mayor Bob Hickman officially appoints Melvin Taylor as Fire Chief.
Political haggling is over.
Trailer fire at Decker Springs Mobile Home Park, called in at 2:00
Residential fire at 205 9th St.
Fireman Bill Bradley & Lincoln School fire drill and truck
October 25- Old
Lawes Hotel at 5th & Jackson to be refurbished according to fire
Residential fire at Ruth Fowler residence (trailer fire) at Decker
Springs Park; 3 children killed in fire
Charleston McDonalds opens
Charleston Fire & Police Board announce fireman's examinations
Charleston Long John Silvers opens
Howard B. Taylor (son of Chief Melvin Taylor & the author of this
book) marries Sandra J. Grubb in Charleston
Otterbein United Methodist Church basement fire, 6th & Harrison