Leadership

CHARLESTON ELECTS A FIRE CHIEF.

Issue 3 and Volume 41.

CHARLESTON ELECTS A FIRE CHIEF. Anticipating as a certainty the election of Assistant Chief Louis Behrens to succeed the late O. G. Marjenhoff as chief of the fire department of Charleston, S. C., his portrait was published in the impression of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING published on January 5. Chief Louis Behrens has been connected with the department for thirty-one years and was born in Charleston, in July, 1860. After completing his education at the public schools and a private institution, he began life very early as a cabinetmaker. In 1876 he entered the city’s fire department, and for nearly two years was a member of the Charleston hook and ladder company No. 2. In 1878 he became first axeman of the German steam engine fire company, with which he remained until the paid department was organised in December, 1881, when he was appointed a call man of engine company…

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