Leadership

JOHN DAVIN TAKES COMMAND OF BROOKLYN BOROUGH FIREMEN

Issue 1 and Volume 80.

JOHN DAVIN TAKES COMMAND OF BROOKLYN BOROUGH FIREMEN A Veteran of 31 Years, Who Rose from the Ranks, Succeeds the Late Chief O’Hara—His Fine Record DEPUTY Chief John Davin, ranking officer of the fire department in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York City, has been promoted to Deputy Chief in charge of Brooklyn and Queens, succeeding the late Chief O’Hara, who died December 8th from exposure and smoke following a four-alarm Brooklyn fire. The appointment was announced January 4th. Chief Davin was born in the old 13th ward, Manhattan, 53 years ago. When he was 22 years old, also the age at which Chief O’Hara joined the department, Davin, a big muscular fellow who did not know the meaning of the word fear, passed the examination and was sworn in as a smoke eater January 3, 1896. He celebrated the 31st anniversary of joining the department on the date of…

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