Leadership

THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

Issue 14 and Volume 1893 13.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS. At the March meeting of the Hackensack (N. J.) improvement commission, which is the controlling body in town affairs in Hackensack, Chief Engineer Waltermire reported that Foreman William Oetting of Protection Engine Company No. 1 refused to recognize the chief of the fire department by making a monthly report of the condition of his company. The chief said he had received a paper from Mr. Oetting, but the contents were not made public. At the meeting of the improvement commission on Monday evening Chief Waltermire again reported Foreman Oetting as delinquent, and the commissioners considered the case at length. It was declared that the paper formerly sent to Chief Waltermire by’ Foreman Oetting was full of “ funny business,” and was of a nature to belittle the chief engineer as w’ell as to ignore his authority as head of the Hackensack Fire Department. Chief Waltermire’s feelings had…

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