Chief Kellogg Completes 40 Years’ Service

Chief Kellogg Completes 40 Years’ Service

When Chief George M. Kellogg, Sioux City, Ia., returned to his fire station from his daily inspection, he found a large cake waiting for him. It was somewhat of a birthday cake for it was intended to commemorate his fortieth anniversary in the fire department.

He is credited as being the dean of chiefs and the oldest man in point of service. He first became chief in 1889 and was chief for five years. Chief Kellogg was out of the department for one year to enter business, but at the end of the year, he was again head of the department. When he was first appointed, there were eighteen firemen and four companies in service. Today the department has ninetysix men and twelve motorized companies.

No members are left in the International Association of Fire Chiefs who were members when Chief Kellogg joined.

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