Leadership

MOVE TO ABOLISH BRIDGEPORT FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU BLOCKED

Issue 14 and Volume 73.

MOVE TO ABOLISH BRIDGEPORT FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU BLOCKED Board of Aldermen of City Attempt to Do Away with Bureau, But Are Checkmated by Action of Governor and State Legislature WHAT was apparently a political move on the part of the board of aldermen to abolish the fire prevention bureau of the Bridgeport, Conn., fire department, was frustrated at the eleventh hour when a bill presented to the Connecticut State Legislature by Senator Howard S. Challenger, of Bridgeport, was passed by both house and senate by an overwhelming majority and signed immediately by Governor C. A. Templeton. The Challenger bill prevents the city aldermen from “Reducing in rank or pay any office holder in the Bridgeport fire department unless demoted or dismissed on specific charges.” The plan to abolish the bureau, which is under the command of Captain John H. Tague, had its rise in a bill introduced in the Brigeport…

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