A Progressive Southern Fire Department

Issue 8 and Volume 77.

A Progressive Southern Fire Department ONE of the smaller Southern fire departments which is up to the mark in every respect is that of Columbia, S. C. The progressive young chief of this department is A. McC. Marsh, who is shown, in the large illustration herewith, in the center of the front row with First Assistant Chief T. W. Danielson at his left and Second Assistant Chief W. H. Sloan at his right. Chief Marsh was elected by the city council of Columbia on February 26, 1924, following the death of Chief May. Chief Marsh entered t h e fire department on August 7, 1907, and was promoted t o driver for the chief’s car in 1910, it being the first motor apparatus of the department. In 1914 he became captain of Chemical Company No. 1, and on the adoption of the two platoon system in 1918, he was promoted…

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