Leadership

THE PASSAIC FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 6 and Volume 60.

THE PASSAIC FIRE DEPARTMENT The chief of the Passaic, N. J., Fire Department is R. H. Bowker who has been in the department twenty-five years and appointed to the position of chief in 1909. The city has a population of 63,000 and is a manufacturing city. There are 63.84 miles of streets, of which 52.27 miles are paved with macadam. A report on Passaic just issued by the Committee on Fire Prevention of the National Board of Fire Underwriters states that the gross fire loss for the past five years amounted to $576,285 and the average yearly number of fires and the average loss per capita, $2.14, were moderate. The fire department has been full paid since 1910. It is under the supervision of Commissioner of Public Safety’ John H. Kehoe. The total membership of the department is 53, as follows: Three chief officers, four captains, eight lieutenants, one master…

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