Leadership

WILMINGTON, DEL., FIRE DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Issue 19 and Volume 78.

WILMINGTON, DEL., FIRE DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY Two Thousand Men, With New York Fire Department Band, ParadeSome Old-Time Apparatus Shown in Line OCTOBER 15 was the great day in the history of the old volunteer fire department of the city of Wilmington, Del., for it marked the 150th anniversary of the city’s firefighting forces. It was fittingly celebrated by a monster and colorful parade and a banquet in the evening. Many notables were present to view the pageant and to take part in the “feed.” Among these were Governor Smith of New York State, William H. Todd, millionaire shipbuilder of Brooklyn, N. Y., and a native of Wilmington; Fire Commissioner Thomas F. Drennan of New York; Fire Chief John Kenlon of New York; Judge William E. Kelley, Judge James A. Dunne and John Byrne, president of the Brooklyn Volunteers’ Association. The New York City Fire Department Band and the…

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