Leadership

Oldest Fire Chief Dead

Issue 19 and Volume 52.

Oldest Fire Chief Dead Chief George W. Anderson, aged 75, died in St. Petersburg, W. Va., Oct. 12. He was recognized by the International Association of Fire Engineers at the last three conventions as the oldest chief in active service in this country. He saw service on the plains with Custer and Kit Carson. He was injured in an Indian fight in the early sixties and the old wound was partly the cause of his death. He lived in Texas for a number of years. In the early eighties he organized several departments. He went to Florida in ’86 and to St. Petersburg. He was chief there for the last twenty-five years. The city motor apparatus arrived last week and was named for him. He was informed of this fact before his death, and was pleased. He has worked for the machine for five years.

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