History of Fenton Fire Chiefs

1875 None. The department was run by the Foreman, W.D. Murray
1876 George W. Barbour
1877-1878 Not sure
1879 D.G. Colwell
1880-1900 Frank Plumb - couldn't find exact year(s)
1901 William Becker
1902-1920 Not sure
1921 Arthur French
1922-1928 Not sure
1929 Thomas Woodworth
1930-1934 Not sure
1935-1937 Thomas Woodworth
1938 Merle Chapelle
1939-1940 Howard Craft
1941 Louis Rector
1942-1950 Shull Woodworth
1951-1952 John Bacon
1953-1954 Delbert Shivilie
1955-1956 Lee Kelley
1957-1958 Shull Woodworth
1959 Thomas Woodworth
1960-1963 Mert West
1964-1988 Bruce Dorland
1989 Jerry Peterson
1990-1997 Jerry Palmer
1998-2001 Rodney Matthews
2001-2005 Dennis Smith
2006-Present Bob Cairnduff

In the areas where it is listed as "Not sure", we have been told that the person who was Chief prior to these years was probably in the position during those years too. Since there aren't many early records in regard to the position of Fire Chief, we could not get a definite verification.

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