Steel Men and Wooden Ladders

The History of the First 60 Years of the La Grange, Illinois Fire Department by Retired Chief William Ruting

This book was written using historical records from the Village of La Grange, microfilm from the La Grange Citizen newspaper, and records from the La Grange Fire Department.  For fire buffs of all types it offers a unique and comprehensive view of the development of typical suburban department.  The first sixty years are rich in not only the history, but provide insight into the development of the village.

thanks Dan