Higgins Chief of Grand Rapids Fred P. Higgins has been appointed Fire Marshal of Grand Rapids, Mich. He entered the department on February 5, 1895, and has been a member ever since, except for an enlistment during the Spanish American War and detached service during the World War. At that time he was studying fire department and guard service at a picric acid plant in the east in order to take over similar work at another point. The armistice ended that activity and he returned to his old position. Higgins was promoted up through the different offices and has been Assistant since 1916.