Leadership

Atlanta Fire Department—a Long Service

Issue 13 and Volume 81.

Atlanta Fire Department—a Long Service Efficient Organization of Southeastern Fire Chiefs’ Convention City Has Had Notable and Honorable History—Established in 1850 THE Fire Department of the Convention City of the Southeastern Fire Chiefs’ Association, Atlanta, Ga., has had a long and notable history. From the early days of its formation to the present splendid organization under its able Chief, William B. Cody, the story is one of ever advancing efficiency in the science of fire-fighting. The successive stages of organization are all interesting. The early volunteers were men of means and influence, and their names are borne today by some of the most influential and most respected families of the city. The growth and competition of the various companies would fill a history in themselves. The beginnings of the paid department and the gradual accumulation of new equipment and new stations came little by little. A Notable History The citizens…

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