Leadership

SKETCH OF DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 25 and Volume 40.

SKETCH OF DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT On January J, 1907, after a most faithful service of more than forty years, Chief Engineer John Kendall, of the fire department of Detroit, Mich., will retire from active duty, on account of age and physical infirmities. He adds another name to the long bederoll of firefighters whom the fire service of the United States has begotten and brought prominently to the front, and, as the second chief of the paid fire department in Detroit, his memory will always be held in the highest honor by his fellow citizens and those with whom he has been so intimately associated in the ranks of the firemen of the city. His experience as a fireman began on September t, 1865, when he was assigned to engine company No. 5. After six years’ service with that company, he was promoted to be the foreman of truck No. 2,…

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