Chief Weeks Retires
Chief W. P. Weeks, of the Battle Creek, Michigan, Fire Department, has retired after serving forty-nine years as Chief, and after having heen a member of the Department for sixty-one years.
Chief Weeks joined the fire department in 1880 at the age of fifteen when it consisted of two horses and two paid firemen.
In 1892, the year after the department went on a paid basis, Chief Weeks was appointed Chief and has served in that position ever since.
The Chief is the oldest Chief in point of service of all Michigan fire chiefs and has always been active in his department’s fire fighting.
Chief Weeks was succeeded by C. A. Croiser, who took office on July 14th.