Issue 9 and Volume 27.

DEPUTY CHIEF AHEARN. Fire Commissioner Scannell has promoted Battalion Chief Thomas J. Ahearn to the deputy chiefship made vacant by the death of Deputy Chief Gicquel several months ago. Ahearn has been acting deputy chief in command of the Second division of the fire force since Chief Gicquel’s death, and the civil service examination left him at the top of the list. His promotion takes effect from March 1. He will be assigned to command the First division, which is the most important in the city,including all the territory south of Fourteenth street. Deputy Chief Purroy will take charge of the Second division, between Fourteenth aud Forty-second streets, and Deputy Chief Duane will move up from the First Division to command the Third, which covers the territory above Forty-second street. The new deputy fire chief has been called by former Chief Bonner the bravest firemau in the department. He holds…

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