Leadership

Growth of Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Issue 4 and Volume 50.

Growth of Oklahoma City Fire Department. Chief Mark Kesler has completed his eighth year as head of the Oklahoma City department. During the eight years, improvements in the department have kept pace with the wonderful growth of the city, and to-day the Oklahoma City department ranks with the best in the country. Incidentally, Chief Kesler has rounded out more than 23 years as a fire lighter. He started with the Kansas City department when he was 20 years of age, serving there 13 years. Ten years ago he went to Guthrie as chief and remained in that city for two years and three months, when he was asked to go to Oklahoma City. It was while at Kansas City that Chief Kesler originated the eight horse street hitch which was never duplicated until he went there, and Oklahoma City alone now has an example of this marvelous piece of training…

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