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Madison's First Fire Fighter Remembered

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Chief Charles Wallace, Madison's first firefighter and fire chief, passed away Sunday night.

Wallace joined the Madison Fire Department as a volunteer in 1964 and was hired as Madison's first full-time paid firefighter in 1969.

He retired in 1999, after serving 30 years.

"He put on a big fight to get our first ladder truck we ever had, and it changed the city of Madison," says Captain Stacy Haraway. "It allowed it to where the city buildings could go higher than two stories, once he fought and got that new ladder truck, so he did a lot for the city."

Visitation for Chief Wallace will be Tuesday, September 11th from 5pm - 8pm at the Madison Church of Christ on Hughes Road. Wallace's funeral is at 10am on Wednesday, September 12th at the same location.

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