Leadership

A Well Known Fireman Passes Away

Issue 14 and Volume 52.

A Well Known Fireman Passes Away The death is announced at Cincinnati of Thomas McAvoy, at one time first assistant fire chief of that city’s fire department He was in his seventy-fifth year and had been in bad health since the beginning of the year. The deceased fireman formed a link between the past and the present of the Cincinnati fire department, which he entered in September, 1866. He began his career as driver of the hose reel company No. 9, at Sixth and Park streets. At that time the reel was a one-horse affair, but McAvoy proved the right man. In 1871 he was promoted to captain of the 14’s at Fifth and Smith. He remained in charge there until 1879, when he was chosen for the position of district marshal of the western district of the city. Six years of good service ended with his appointment as first…

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