Chief Bogardus Over Fifty Years in Service

Issue 3 and Volume 89.

Chief Bogardus Over Fifty Years in Service George Washington Bogardus, Chief and “grand old man” of the Norwalk, Conn., Fire Department, became 70 years of age on February 22, and quietly observed the three-score-and-ten mark. The veteran Chief will also have served 52 years in the department in April. He is hale and hearty and insists he feels “good enough to handle this job for many more years.” Members of his department held an informal birthday party at Central Fire Station. Deputy Chief Charles Volk presented the Chief with a gift from members of the fire-fighting force. Chief Bogardus is one of the oldest fire Chiefs in the state of Connecticut and takes an active part in state and national conventions. He first received his salary as a paid fireman in 1910 when he was made driver of the horse which pulled the chemical engine. He was also volunteer Chief…

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