Leadership

1925 AN EPOCH MAKING YEAR IN NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 27 and Volume 78.

1925 AN EPOCH MAKING YEAR IN NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT Some Statistics Showing Events of the Year—Changes in Personnel—Deaths in the Department—Promotion of Officers THE year 1925 in the New York Fire Department was an epoch in personnel, particularly from the viewpoint of promotions, due mainly to the number of additional chief officers promoted, so as to equalize the platoon schedules by eliminating the non-compensatory yet responsible duties of Acting Chiefs of Divisions and Acting Chiefs of Battalions. In twelve months, there were promoted 14 Battalion Chiefs to the rank of Deputy Chief of Department at $5,500 a year; 43 Captains to Battalion Chief at $4,490 a year; 94 Lieutenants to Captain at $3,700 a year and 103 firemen to Lieutenant at $3,200 a year. Other changes in personnel are as follows; Of the 49 members of the uniformed force who died, five of them died “with their boots on”…

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