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Drawn by Fire – Fire Service Editorial Cartoons by Paul Combs

Paul CombsThe Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education Center is very pleased to present an exhibition of the artwork of Paul Combs. This special exhibition of thirty of Mr. Combs’ fire service cartoons will open on Thursday, July 21 and remain on exhibit at the museum through September 30, 2016.

Paul Combs is a classically trained artist, cartoonist, and firefighter/EMT. He is the editorial cartoonist for Fire Engineering Magazine, FireRescue Magazine, JEMS, and a nationally syndicated political cartoonist. He is the author of three books: Drawn by Fire, Drawn by Fire, Too, and Drawing Lines.  He has worked for the fire service for 21 years and is currently a fire fighter for the City of Bryan Fire Department (Ohio).

Paul’s artwork combines his artistic talent for drawing, with his fire service experience, and his amazing sense of humor to bring to the forefront important issues facing the fire service profession today. Paul’s cartoons appeal to both the fire service and to the general public.

Join us on Thursday, July 21, at 7pm for a very special presentation by Paul Combs & Artist Reception.  Mr. Combs will be at the Michigan Firehouse Museum to present The Art of Making a Difference – a special talk where you will get an inside look at Paul’s creative process and see what makes one of his zany cartoons come to life. Paul will also show a selection of work that has made a difference in his career and share the cartoons that evoked the strongest reactions- the good, the bad, and the hilarious.  Tickets for this special evening are $10 for members; $20 for non-members (includes a 1-year individual membership to the museum). Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

August 20, 2016 Michigan Firehouse Museum Muster

September 23, 2016 Golf Outing

Join Us for a fun filled day of golf and comradery benefitting
the Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center.

The 18-hole scramble includes:
Lunch on the Course
Dinner Buffet
Team Photo

Games Include:
Longest Drive
Closest to the Pin
50/50 Raffle
Top Team Trophies
For more information contact Maura at firemuseum4@msn.com or [734] 547.0663.

To Register:

Sign up here, call 734.547.0663 to charge by phone, or make out checks to “Michigan Firehouse Museum” and place in mail before SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 and send to Golf Outing: Michigan Firehouse Museum 110 W. Cross St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Signing Up For:


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Chief $750 *
4 players for golf
Prominent recognition on sponsor sign plus two
hole signs on the course
Name and logo in our newsletter,
on our website and social media
Captain $500 *
4 players for golf
Recognition on sponsor sign
Name and logo in our newsletter,
on our website and social media
Lieutenant $250 *
2 players for golf
Recognition on sponsor sign
Name and logo in our newsletter,
on our website and social media
Hole Sponsorship $50 *
Signage at one hole on the course
* a percentage is tax deductible
Dinner & Awards Ceremony Only $30 Or make a donation for any amount
* a percentage is tax deductible

Sponsorship Level:

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