Chief George Fendrich.
Vincennes, Ind., of whose fire department Chief George Fendrich is chief, is a city situated on the Wabash river. Its population of 11,000 is more principally given up to the manufacturing pursuits, such as paper, lumber, wooden ware and stoves, much of the work involving the use of inflammable materials. It, therefore, stands in need of good fire protection. This it enjoys under the supervision of its chief. Its fire department is full and part paid. Its fire-pressure of 150 lbs. enables it to dispense with steamers and rely on hydrant pressure and combination chemical and hose wagons. Its fire-alarm system is the Gamewell company’s. Chief George Fendrich is a progressive chief, who makes good use of the material he has to work with and is a successful firefighter. He has a long and creditable record of forty years’ service in the city’s fire department, during thirty-five years of which he has been chief.
Captain Frank Potter, chief of the fire department of Hattiesburg, Miss., has been presented with a handsome gold medal, purchased by a public subscription raised by a number of his admirers in testimony of the public appreciation of the splendid services which he has rendered during his official career.