Leadership

HOW NEW YORK CITY SELECTS LIEUTENANTS TO BE PROMOTED

Issue 2 and Volume 81.

HOW NEW YORK CITY SELECTS LIEUTENANTS TO BE PROMOTED Methods Used in Drafting Examination Questions and Distributing Them to Contestants— Rating on Service and Records of Officers WHEN visiting officials are told that promotion in New York city fire department depends on what they know and not who they know, they are inclined to smile and become doubting Thomases. But the statement is true. The following article explains how New York City prevents politics and favoritism from entering the selection of fire department officers: On Monday morning January 9 and Tuesday morning January 10, 462 of the 503 lieutenants of the New York Fire Department sat down to small desks on the ball room floor of the Central Opera House to show by their knowledge and qualifications that they are eligible to promotion to captain. The questions which they were required to answer are printed on page fifty-seven. The candidates…

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