Lansing to Honor Chief Delfs

Issue 7 and Volume 93.

Lansing to Honor Chief Delfs In recognition of fifty years of continuous service by Chief Hugo Delfs with the Lansing, Mich., Fire Department, the directors of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce voted to sponsor a community-wide celebration featuring a “fifty-years-in-service-dinner” on July 16. Chief Delfs joined the department in 1890, at which time there were but two stations, thirty-seven alarm boxes, a chemical wagon, two hose carts, and a hook and ladder wagon that had to wait until a hack or baggage team could he obtained to pull it to the fire. Delfs was soon made a Captain, and in 1904 he was promoted to Chief, a position that he lias held continuously since that date. In the fifty years that have passed since he first joined the department, he has witnessed and has been responsible for the growth of the department which today numbers 112 full time firemen, eight…

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