George C. Hale

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George Consider Hale in 1913

George Consider Hale (1850-1923) was fire chief in Kansas City, Missouri from 1882 to 1902.[1] During this time he competed in the international firemen competition in Paris, and another in London in 1893.[1][2] He was also the holder of more than 60 patents for fire fighting equipment.[1] He is an honoree of Kansas City Fire Brigade's Hall of Fame.[3]


He was born in 1850. He was fire chief in Kansas City, Missouri from 1882 to 1902. He was president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 1889.[4]

He died in 1923.[4]



  1. ^ a b c Susan Jezak Ford. "George C. Hale" (PDF). Kansas City Public Library. Retrieved 2009-11-18. Kansas City fire chief George Hale was once known as the world’s most famous fireman. Not only did he patent more than 60 firefighting inventions, but he was also chosen to represent the United State in an international fire exhibit in London in 1893. In front of the lord mayor and royalty, Hale led the Kansas City Fire Department to a first-place victory. 
  2. ^ "George C. Hale". Los Angeles Times. October 19, 1902. ... years ago an American fire team from Kansas City, fourteen men under Chief George C. Hale, carried off all the most ... 
  3. ^ "Brigade's hall of fame elects former fire chief". The Kansas City Star. May 7, 1991. Retrieved 2009-11-18. The hall has five other members, including George Hale, a Kansas City fire chief whose men competed in World's Fair competition in Paris and London at the ... 
  4. ^ a b "George C. Hale is Dead". The Kansas City Star. July 14, 1923.