Leadership

DEATH OF CHIEF OFFICER A. R. TOZER.

Issue 23 and Volume 39.

DEATH OF CHIEF OFFICER A. R. TOZER. On April 25 A. R. Tozer, chief officer of the fire brigade of Birmingham, England, died after an illness of some months. He was the son of Chief Officer Alfred Tozer, of the Manchester fire brigade and was in the fifty-fourth year of his age. The late chief officer may be said to have been a horn fireman, as from his childhood up he attended several great fires, and, as a schoolboy served as callboy to his father. He was, besides, a practical mechanic, as, on leaving school, he worked for some time in the factory of a Manchester mechanical engineer, after which he served an apprenticeship with the London firm of Merryweather & Sons, manufacturers of fire engines and fire apparatus. In 1873, the age of twenty-three, he was appointed superintendent of the Bristol fire brigade, which office he filled for a…

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