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Salem Fire Department Chiefs
 

Title of Chief not used
George Stroud
Samuel Bass
John Holman
John G. Wright
A. B. Croasman
J. N. Matheny
J. D. Jordan
Ephram Olinger
T. B. Wait
G. W. Belt
John W. Crawford
J. T. Howe
A. E. Strang
J. H. Haas
Thomas Holman
George W. Anderson
Clark N. Churchill
George G. Bingham
W. S. Low
A. J. Coss
O. D. Hutton
Clark N. Churchill
J. H. Duncan
T. M. Eckhart
W. W. Johnson
D. W. Pugh
Charles Rush
Mark H. Savage
Harry H. Hutton
Bill Ivan - Acting Chief
Ben Faught - Acting Chief
William P. Robel
Elsworth L. Smith
Robert Mills
Glen H. Shedeck
Wes Baker
John Degnin, Jr.
Dale Hill
Jerald D. Case
James E. Bone
Dick Bielenberg (Acting)
Casey Jones
Mike Knode

1857-1864
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1875-1877
1877-1879
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1954-1962
1963-1968
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1981-1994
1994-1995
1995-2001
2002-Present

Researched and written by Larry Blumenstein

Bibliography:
Salem Fire Department 1857-1904, Published in the interest of The Relief Fund, Statesman Job Office

History of the Salem, Oregon Fire Department: the volunteer era 1857 to 1893, Wilkerson

Photo Credit:
Photo of Chief Low copied from a print in the collection of Salem Fire Department. Photographer unknown. Existence of negative unknown.

 

 
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Chief J. H. Haas

Chief J. H. Haas
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Chief W. S. Low, Salem's first paid Fire Chief.

Chief W. S. Low, Salem's first paid Fire Chief.
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Chief A. J. Coss

Chief A. J. Coss
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Chief Harry H. Hutton, 1928.

Chief Harry H. Hutton, 1928.
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