The History of Genesee County, MI
Chapter XXIX
Firs Department

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The fire department of the city is acknowledged to be one of the most modern in the United States. All of its apparatus is of the latest design and is motor-driven except one piece which is kept in the North End, where a motor vehicle might get mired in the mud roads. For this fire department, the city pays $61,385.32 a year. The department of 1916 includes forty-three paid men, including the chief, assistant chief, and captains of the various companies. As the result of its improved department, restrictions with respect to building, and its water supply, Flint has become a second-rate risk insurance city, being one of the few cities in the United States so rated by underwriters.


The Following firemen constitute the city force for 1916;

E. H. Price

George Hanna

Victor Watson

John Rose

William Scheuble

Josche Thomson

Charles Cole

Clarence Snyder

Joseph Callahan

De. Eckley

Ira Welch

Harry King

Loren Hill

Harry Webber

Charles Norgate

Fred Hickok

Charles Gilbride

Oren Parkhurst

John Bartlett

Edward Bailey

Guy Pellett

Asa Root

Allie Coggins

Harlow Green

Fred Richards

Harl Johnson

Herbert Hill

Walter DeVogue

Floyd McInally

Hugh Ralston

Wesley Marr

Lewis Wenzel

Thomas Harry

Loren Sayers

Earl Case

William O'Callaghan

Lee Bowerman

Archer Randt

Jay Mills

Levalley Nichols

F. E. Castello

Roy Hitchens

George Schofield



History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions
by Edwin O. Wood, LL.D, President Michigan Historical Commission, 1916

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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