Hornell, N. Y., Chief Dead

Issue 5 and Volume 80.

Hornell, N. Y., Chief Dead Chief Joseph M. Hederman. for twenty-three years head of the fire department at Hornell, N. Y., and former president of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs, died at his home recently at the age of fifty years, following an illness of several months. Mr. Hederman was a member of the city’s old volunteer organization known as the “Dynamiters,” and he was foreman of that group. Five years later lie was elected assistant chief of the volunteer forces. Two years later he was appointed its head by the Common Council and in 1901 he was reappointed to that position. When the fire department became a paid unit, Mr. Hederman still retained his position as chief. He was prominent in the affairs of the state chiefs’ organization. Chief Hederman was affiliated with the B. P. O. Elks in Hornell and was a member of the Knights…

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