John Gilmore served Paterson's Volunteer Department as a member of Vigilant Engine 6.
When the Paterson Fire department was transformed from a volunteer into a paid department in March of 1890, John F. Murphy the Assistant Chief of the volunteers was kept at that position. John Gilmore was appointed as the other Assistant Chief. Murphy's tenure as an assistant chief was short-lived as Chief of Department Turnbull resigned in May 1890 and Murphy became acting Chief. John Struck transiently filled Murphy's spot as an assistant chief.
John Gillmore as Foreman of Vigilant Engine 6
Assistant Chief James Gillmore
September 12, 1891: Gilmore receives a gold badge
March 28, 1905: Station 742 at 6:30 PM (10th Avenue and East 33rd Street) - Chief Gilmore's horse runs away
May 2, 1905: A/C Gilmore's gig strikes a pedestrian
March 3 Guardian
1907: Postcard View of Headquarters at 10 Hamilton Street - Gigs of Assistants Chiefs James Mills and John Gilmore
November 14, 1907: Gilmore's gig in accident at Edison Light on Prospect Street - Chief knocked unconscious
November 15 Guardian
May 23, 1908: A/C Gilmore's gig in another accident at River and Paterson streets while responding to Station 651 at North York and Lyon Streets
December 18, 1908: Collision at Van Houten and Washington Streets between A/C Gilmore's gig and that of D/C Patrick Sweeney.
December 19 Paterson Press
June 2, 1911: Assistant Chief Gilmore seeks retirement after 20 years of service with paid PFD
June 10, 1912: John Gilmore retires
June 11, 1912: Retirement
Paterson News - Courtesy Dennis Morrison
June 12, 1912: News article on upcoming July 1 retirement of Assistant Chief Gilmore