David Siegel


David Siegel was well into a three-year journey putting together a book updating the history of the Green Bay Fire Department when he connected with us. What started out as a little side project had mushroomed into a massive research endeavor, and David realized he needed help getting this incredible undertaking to the finish line. The result is a beautiful book that Green Bay’s local historian claims “will be referenced forever.” 


David Siegel author

David Siegel is a firefighter and paramedic with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

Green Bay Fire Department history Facebook page

This Facebook page includes updates on historical research, “This Day in History” entries, and various historical tidbits all related to the Green Bay Fire Department.

Author David Siegel offers a variety of presentations on the history of the Green Bay Fire Department. These range from 10 minutes to two hours, and are suitable for social groups, employee events or client entertainment. Contact David at david.siegel@new.rr.com

Nothing happens in a vacuum, including the evolution of fire departments and other city services whose stories largely have been lost to history. David Siegel’s exhaustive investigation into the Forces of Change that occurred during the early development of Green Bay, Wisconsin, illustrates how major events played a role in shaping the frontier community’s future.

Siegel’s research, drawn from historical records including Common Council minutes, newspaper accounts, legal proceedings, maps and classic photographs, demonstrates how events pushed and pulled Green Bay’s founding fathers into action. These forces set the stage for the modern-day Green Bay Metro Fire Department and its supporting infrastructure, as well as other aspects of life that are still in play today.

Forces of Change: Events that led to the Development of the Green Bay Fire Department

David’s Upcoming Events

Hans M Hansen tombstone

On September 10th and 12th, I will portray Hans Hansen as part of the Brown County Historical Society “If Tombstones Could Talk” event at Woodlawn Cemetery in Allouez. In 1892, Hansen became the first Green Bay firefighter to die in the line-of-duty.

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The Brown County Historical Society invites you to attend “If Tombstones Could Talk” at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, September 10th at 5:30 PM and Saturday, September 12th at 4:00 PM.

Reservations Required due to COVID-19.

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“If Tombstones Could Talk” Woodlawn Cemetery Walk

Thursday, September 10th, 5:30pm

Saturday, September 12th, 4:00pm

The Brown County Historical Society’s “If Tombstones Could Talk” will be held in person at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitors can meet Green Bay’s prominent and not so prominent former residents. Once these folks walked, laughed, worked, and contributed to our community. Now they are a memory of yesterday. Step back to in time and hear accounts of their adventurous lives in Green Bay and Wisconsin.

Face masks are required due to COVID-19.

This walking tour takes place outdoors in the fall, so please dress accordingly.

Lightweight portable lawn chairs are welcome.



$8.00/BCHS Members (Promo Code: BCHS2020)

Reservations Required

Limited tickets are available to safely social distance.

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For more information check our website www.browncohistoricalsoc.org



“It is absolutely because of Mike and Bonnie at M&B Global Solutions that I was able to complete my book on the early history of the Green Bay Fire Department. I brought a great deal of passion, enthusiasm and information on the fire department, but I lacked the ability and experience to put it together into a book. Mike and Bonnie provided the experience to transform my information, my vision into a wonderful book that I’m entirely proud of.”

David Siegel

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