Glendale FD honors its oldest firefighter - Tucson News Now

Glendale FD honors its oldest firefighter

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GLENDALE, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Glendale Fire Department is honoring one of its volunteers.

Firefighter Charlie Bootz was one of the first members of the department, which began during the Great Depression and the start of World War II.

He turned 90 years old over the weekend. Bootz is the oldest living firefighter in the department and was around when the city was finally able to hire its first paid chief in 1950.

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