DENIS Baker was Huddersfield's fire chief for many years.
Mr Baker, 80, passed away at Thornhill Nursing Home, Edgerton.
He was a retired Huddersfield Chief Fire Officer and also a former Deputy Chief Fire Officer of the West Yorkshire Fire Service.
Mr Baker, of Fixby, was a fireman for more than 35 years and received many awards and honours.
He joined the National Fire Service in 1947 and later moved to the Leeds City Brigade, where he served for 14 years.
He had a spell of three years at Croydon, London.
He worked in Worcester before being appointed Huddersfield's fire chief in 1969.
He spent five years in the town and was in charge of handling many hundreds of callouts.
In 1974, Mr Baker was appointed Assistant Chief Fire Officer for the newly- formed West Yorkshire Fire Service.
He received many awards from British and foreign fire services and also held the Queen's Fire Service Medal, awarded by the Queen in the 1981 New Year honours.
Mr Baker was married to Norma and the couple had a daughter.
The funeral service was held last Friday at Huddersfield Crematorium.