Dennis J. Maag

Dennis Maag, a firefighter since 1983, is a captain with the Mehlville Fire District of St. Louis County, Missouri and served many years on Mehlville’s Apparatus committee designing and specifying apparatus. He is a fire apparatus photographer, a contributing editor for Fire Apparatus Journal and his photos have appeared in numerous fire service periodicals and history books. His interests include fire apparatus, with a particular interest in former-local apparatus manufacturers General-St. Louis, Central, and Towers, and history of the fire service in the St. Louis Metro area.

In this edition of Schankman's St. Louis, we explore the pages of a new book featuring photos of old St. Louis firehouses, dating back to the days when it was an all-volunteer organization using horse drawn wagons to respond to