Leadership

Has Long Service as Fire Officer

Issue 15 and Volume 80.

Has Long Service as Fire Officer Never having served as a private, Captain Joseph M. Curran, of the Worcester, Mass., Fire Department, who has just celebrated his 35 years as an officer, has had a remarkable fire-fighting career. He joined the department April 4, 1892, being appointed a call lieutenant, when the company was organized on that date. Previous to that time he had been a foreman of the volunteer company, joining it in 1884. In 1894 he was made captain of Hose 6, and has remained in that position ever since. During Capt. Curran’s service with the fire department many changes have taken place. He started with the volunteers when the hose reel was pulled by hand. The next step was to the horses and then motors were introduced. Each step has been, an improvement of course, but as Capt. Curran said, “I wonder what we will have next?”…

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