Chief Henry Hilbrecht

Photo of Chief Henry Hilbrecht
Last Call: Mon, Mar 16th, 1925
Date of Incident: Sat, Dec 20th, 1924
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 43 years
Age: 71


His wife and two children


Chief Hilbrecht died from injuries received at a fire at a livery stable.

Chief Hilbrecht was the first fire chief of the paid fire department in Fort Wayne. He served as fire chief from 1882 to 1925.


Fort Wayne Fire Department
Fort Wayne Fire Department Patch
One Main Street
Suite 901
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
(260) 427-1170
Chief Eric Lahey


There is 1 tribute for Chief Henry Hilbrecht.

Left by Eric Henry Hilbrecht on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Though you lived before my time, your memory will always live within me. Your memory will continue to live as it is passed our future generations.