CHIEF WALLACE, 52 YEARS IN ACTIVE SERVICE

CHIEF WALLACE, 52 YEARS IN ACTIVE SERVICE

Cleveland, O.—With the rounding out of fifty-two years of continuous service on June 1, friends of Fire Chief George A. Wallace claimed he is the oldest fireman in the world in point of service.

Chief Wallace has been at the head of Cleveland’s Fire Department for more than twenty years. Never in this long career has he had a demerit mark.

Wallace, seventy-three years old. joined the department in 1869. He carries himself like a man of forty. When he joined the department there were eighty-five members, seventy-eight of whom are now dead.

He has seen the hand apparatus of volunteer firemen give way to the fire horse and has seen the horse replaced by motor apparatus, the local department being completely motorized.

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