Leadership

NEW CHIEF OFFICER OF LONDON FIRE BRIGADE.

Issue 15 and Volume 34.

NEW CHIEF OFFICER OF LONDON FIRE BRIGADE. Whether or not the London county council has acted wisely in placing another naval officer, instead of an expert and veteran fireman, at the head of the Metropolitan fire brigade remains to be seen. The fire papers published in the British metropolis are very guarded in their utterances on the subject. Of the excellence of his record in his own profession there can be no doubt; but in his new position, as the London Fireman points out, “he will have to satisfy also those to whom the welfare of the department as an institution or that of its members is of no particular importance, but who are interested, financially and otherwise, in the preservation of life and property from fire. It adds that he will doubtless “recognise that, while he brings from the navy a large amount of trained experience, which will be…

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