Pueblo Firefighters
Historical Society

Officers of the Pueblo

Volunteer Fire Departments


Pueblo

  • John H. Warner - Fire Warden - December 8. 1870
  • George Kossman - Foreman, Pueblo Hook & Ladder Co. - February 20, 1873
  • William Macomb - Foreman, Pueblo H & L Co. - April 2, 1874
  • William Macomb - Chief Engineer - November 9, 1874 -    R.M. Stevenson - Asst. Chief Eng. - November 9, 1874
  • William Macomb - Re-elected Chief - April 15, 1875 -               R.M. Stevenson - Re-elected Asst. Chief - April 15, 1875
  • George Q. Richmond - Chief Engineer - October 8, 1875 -       Samuel C. Gallup - Asst. Chief Eng. - October 8, 1875
  • E. K. Stimson - Chief Engineer - September 5, 1876 -                   Henry A. Avery - Asst. Chief Eng. - September 5, 1876
  • E. K. Stimson - Re-elected Chief - September 12, 1877 -       Edward Burr - Asst. Chief Eng. - September 12, 1877 -       Mike Studzinski - Appointed Asst. Chief - April 4, 1878
  • Samuel C. Gallup - Chief Eng. - September 2, 1878 -                   W. H. Hyde - Asst. Chief Engineer - September 2, 1878
  • Samuel C. Gallup - Re-elected Chief - April 3, 1879 -                   George J. Dunbaugh - Asst. Chief Eng. - April 3, 1879
  • Samuel C. Gallup - Re-elected Chief - April 7, 1880 -                   Charles R. Youle - Asst. Chief Eng. - April 7, 1880
  • Charles Otero - Chief Eng. - September 20, 1880 -        Samuel M. Herd - Asst. Chief - September 20, 1880
  • Samuel M. Herd - Chief Eng. - October 10, 1881 -                  Ben F. Davis - Asst. Chief Eng. - October 10, 1881
  • Ben F. Davis - Chief Eng. - September 20, 1882 -                         J.W. Callaway - Asst. Chief - September 20, 1882
  • Henry O. Morris - Chief Engineer - November 28, 1883 -    A.P. Maple - Asst. Chief Eng. - November 28, 1883
  • J. T. Dofflemeyer - Chief Eng. - September 22, 1884 -Resigned November 3, 1884
  • James O'Brien - Chief Engineer - November 10, 1884 -       Max Schwer - Asst. Chief Eng. - September 22, 1884
  • Moritz Lehman - Chief Engineer - September 14, 1885 -       Ben F. Davis - Asst. Chief Eng.

The towns of Pueblo, South Pueblo, Central Pueblo, and East Pueblo consolidated to form the City of Pueblo in September of 1886. Pueblo had four hose companies and a hook and ladder company, South Pueblo had two hose companies, and East Pueblo had one hose company, which would create the new Pueblo Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Moritz Lehman - Pueblo Fire Chief - September 19,1886 -        Tris D. Sanborn - Asst. Fire Chief - September 19, 1886
  • Charles Otero - Pueblo Fire Chief - April 25, 1887 -                       A.E. Nagle - Asst. Fire Chief - April 25, 1887
  • George W. Gill - Pueblo Fire Chief - April 1, 1888 -         William C. Pochon - Asst. Fire Chief - April 1, 1888
  • Robert Krague - Pueblo Fire Chief - April 7, 1889 -          Theodore Cramer - Asst. Fire Chief - April 7, 1889

     The Pueblo Fire Dept. became a paid fire department on October 1, 1889.     They would merge with the town of Bessemer in 1895.

South Pueblo

  • James B. Orman - Chief Eng. - October 7, 1878
  • James B. Orman - Re-elected Chief - February 23, 1880 -        Joseph P. Hanna -  Asst. Chief Eng. - February 23, 1880
  • James B. Orman - Re-elected Chief - February 14, 1881 -  Joseph P. Hanna - Re-elected Asst. Chief - February 14, 1881
  • James B. Orman - Re-elected Chief - February 1, 1882 -  Joseph P. Hanna - Re-elected Asst. Chief - February 1, 1882
  • S. Walley - Chief Engineer - April 4, 1883 -                                       Louis Slitt - Asst. Chief Engineer - April 4, 1883
  • Andrew Royal - Chief Engineer - April 5, 1884 -                           J. N. Isgrig - Asst. Chief Engineer - April 5, 1884
  • Henry Jamison - Chief Engineer - May 19, 1885 -          Charles Long - Asst. Chief Engineer - May 19, 1885
  • Ed Austin - Chief Engineer - August 3, 1885 -                           Jesse DeGroft - Asst. Chief Engineer - August 13, 1885
  • Charles Lamkin - Chief Engineer - March 1, 1886 -                         Tris D. Sanborn - Asst. Chief Engineer - March 1, 1886

The town of South Pueblo merged with Pueblo in September of 1886.

Bessemer

  • W. J. Ripley - Chief Engineer - February 1, 1886
  • John Robinson - President, Bessemer Hose Co. - Feb. 1, 1886

The town of Bessemer merged with Pueblo in 1895.





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