Leadership

Chief Funderburk Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Issue 11 and Volume 85.

Chief Funderburk Celebrates 30th Anniversary William H. Funderburk, Chief of the Springfield, Ill., Fire Department, observed his thirtieth anniversary in the service and five years as Chief. He joined the department on September 26, 1902, as a pipeman and ten days later was transferred to an engine company. In 1907 he was promoted to stoker and in 1915 was advanced to engineer. Mr. Funderburk was made Assistant Chief in 1920 and he served in this office until he was made Chief in 1927.

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