Leadership

Corrigan Made Chief at Chicago

Issue 23 and Volume 80.

Corrigan Made Chief at Chicago Michael J. Corrigan has been appointed Chief Fire Marshal of Chicago to fill the position made vacant by the retirement of Chief Seyferlich who had been head of the department for many years. Chief Corrigan entered the service as fireman on October 5, 1893. On May 16, 1904, he was promoted to lieutenant and made captain on October 31, 1907. Three years later he was promoted to battalion chief and on July 1, 1921 he became assistant fire marshal. Mr. Corrigan was made division fire marshal on July 3, 1923, deputy chief fire marshal on April 9, 1927 and advanced to head of the department on November 3, 1927. Chief Corrigan has been mentioned in many of the department reports for bravery and for his ability to do the right thing in case of an emergency. He was awarded the Lambert Tree medal for bravery…

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