Chief Johnson 33 Years a Fire Fighter

Issue 14 and Volume 74.

Chief Johnson 33 Years a Fire Fighter On Monday, September 24, Chief Engineer Daniel E. Johnson completed 33 years as an active member of the Bridgeport, Conn., fire department, having been appointed a callman on September 24, 1890. During his thirty-three years in the department, Chief Johnson has never received a serious injury that would incapacitate him or necessitate his removal to a hospital. He has had many escapes, on one occasion nearly dropping through an elevator shaft 100 feet in depth. Chief Johnson recalls on another occasion when he stepped into a chimney at a beef house fire that was lined with ugly hooks. Fellow firemen pulled him out of his precarious position. When appointed in 1890, Chief Johnson was assigned to Engine Company 1 as callman. In June, 1892, the department was enlarged to seventeen permanent men and Chief Johnson was one of the successful appointees. He was…

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