Village of Delta

Fire and Police Departments


Past and Present


Delta Community Fire Department

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Chief Brett Hite
Serving Since: 2010
1st Assistant Chief Jack Simon
Serving Since: 1988
2nd Assistant Chief Jeremy Gillen
Serving Since: 2002
Captain Sean Griewahn
Serving Since: 2002

Click on  "Members" button above to see list of all members with photo

Delta Community Fire Station


History Timeline

      Currently the membership has 24 Honorary members, and 41 Active members. Most members hold more than 1 certification but the breakdown is as follows. 29 Firefighters, 21 EMT’s, and 5 divers.

            Thru the many years of service in which the department has watched over the village, we have also leaders in our county. Below are a few points of interest………

1949- Delta had the 1st Rescue & Emergency team with a rescue truck in Fulton County

1952- Delta had the 1st fire alarm system which notified all Firefighters at the same time of a fire or emergency. This system was designed and installed in the Telephone office.

1957- Delta had the 1st 4-wheel drive Grass/Field fire truck.

1985 – The dept formed a Scuba team with 6 members trained to do so.

1986 – The 1st explorer program in the Delta department was sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America; this gave upcoming Boys and Girls a chance for hands on experience.

For over a century now we have been under direction and led by the following Chiefs…..

1901 - S.A. Raker             Chief until 1912 (11 yrs)

1912 – A.Y. Montgomery Chief until 1922 (10 yrs)

1922 - Elmer Guthrie         Chief until 1936 (14 yrs)

1936 – James Barron         Chief until retiring due to health issues in 1964.

               (Serving 28 yrs as chief, and holding longest term in history)

1964 – James Penrod         Chief until 1977 (11 yrs)

1977 – George Dick           Chief until 1999 (22 yrs)

1999 – Chuck Hudson       Chief until 2009 (10 yrs)

2010 – Brett Hite               Current Chief

The department also holds current memberships with the following……

Fulton County Fireman’s Association

Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fireman’s Association

Ohio state fireman’s Association 

And have also remained a chartered member of the NOVFA since 1934.

Delta Community Fire Department History

Adobe Acrobat pdf file from Fire Dept Webpage

1892 Delta Fire

Article Above is Out of the 1990 Delta History

Delta Fire Department Makes National News 1953

master switch joining all volunteer phones

Globe-Wernicke Burns August 16th 1966



Calendar of Sesquicentennial Events

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Table of Contents Outline


Links to Other Pages


Sesquicentennial Committee Appreciation Page


Early Delta History


Delta Park History


Delta Photos of the Past


1860 Federal Census list for Village of Delta

with other facts and biographical information of the early settlers


Mary Augusta WOOD

First child born in village of Delta


Delta Antique Building Collapses

June 2008




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