Chief Miguel Reaches 25th Anniversary
Chief Manuel S. Miguel, of Department recently observed as a member of the force and his eighth anniversary as Chief.
He was made a Lieutenant in 1915 and in 1917 received a leave of absence to go overseas in the Ordnance Department of the army during the World War.
Upon returning to Manchester he was made a member of the Board of Fire Engineers and was appointed Chief on May 1, 1926. He was made permanent Chief in 1932.
The apparatus of the Manchester Fire Department consists of two motor pumping engines, a 750-gallon Seagrave and a 600-gallon Maxim, a city service hook and ladder truck, a forest fire truck, and an emergency truck and ambulance. There is also a steam fire engine in reserve.
There are tour permanent firemen and 35 call men in the department. The townhas a Gamewell fire alarm system.
Chief Miguel is the Sergeant-at-arms of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts.