The History of the Bell Tower & Fire Alarm Systems with Ted Krysinski
Suggested donation: $10
This program is being offered for either in-person attendance (limited to 35 and requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination) or virtual attendance via a livestream link. Recordings of each program will be sent to all Series Pass holders.
Constructed in 1890, Port Townsend's Fire Bell Tower is a 75-foot wooden structure built to hold a 1,500-pound brass bell and the City's new $900 fire engine. The ringing bell rallied the community to fight fires, providing a coded signal as to the location and severity of the blaze. Join local expert Ted Krysinski to learn more about the history of the bell tower, and alarm systems more broadly throughout the county.
Ted Krysinski retired in 2020 as the Deputy Chief Operations and Training for East Jefferson Fire Rescue after 30 years with Jefferson County Fire Departments. One of many responsibilities included fire history preservation for the Port Townsend Fire Department which included cooperative work with Assistant Chief Tom Aumock in the preservation and display of the Gamewell alarm system. Research and preservation of historic, fire-related objects is an ongoing interest for Ted, keeping the traditions of the fire service alive.
Special thanks to our program sponsor: the Northwest Maritime Center.
Date & Time
Fri, Sep 2, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM