Services for former fire commissioner Hairston will be Thursday

Former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Harold B. Hairston died at age 76.

The funeral for former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Harold B. Hairston will be Thursday, Nov. 10.

Hairston, 76, the city's first black fire commissioner, died Tuesday evening at his West Mount Airy home.

A viewing will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the New Covenant Church, 7500 Germantown Avenue, West Mount Airy. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery, 1200 Easton Road, East Mount Airy.