Leadership

AMOMG THE FIRE ENGINEERS

Issue 19 and Volume 38.

AMOMG THE FIRE ENGINEERS Specially reported for FIRE AM) WATER ENGINEERING. Forty-seven years ago a paid fire department succeeded the volunteer organisation that protected CHICAGO, ILL., from the ravages of fire. The latter department had been in existence for twenty-one years under the following chiefs: Alexander Loyd; A. Calhoun; L. Nicholl; A. Sherman; S. F. Gale; C. E. Peck; A. Gilbert; C. P. Bradley; U. P. Harris; J. M. Donnelly; S. McBride; D. J. Swenie, who was in command in 3858, and held the same position after the paid department had been established in that year. In 1859 he was superseded by U. P. Harris, who was chief till 1867, R. A. Williams being his successor. He was succeeded by Matthew Benner, who held the position from 1873 1879, when D. J. Swenie was again made head of the department, holding the office till his retirement in 1901, when William…

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