Appleton Fire Department Rings Bell for the First Time in Years

Posted on Apr 19, 2023 by Miron Construction

For the first time in years, the sound of a bell ringing could be heard from Appleton Fire Station 1.

The department held a bell dedication ceremony Wednesday for a new bell on the property.

Throughout history, the life of a firefighter has been closely associated with the ringing of a bell. The bell was sounded to summon firefighters to duty, notify the community of a call, and when a firefighter died in the line of duty, the bell was rung in their honor.

Years ago, the department gifted its original bell to a local school and the station has been without a bell until now.

Thanks to Bergstrom Automotive, Miron Construction, De Pere Foundry, and Profile Finishing Systems, a replica of the original bell was cast, painted and installed outside Fire Station 1.

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