Leadership

Woehler Heads Akron Fire Department

Issue 25 and Volume 83.

Woehler Heads Akron Fire Department William F. Woehler has been named head of the Fire Department in Akron, Ohio, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chief John T. Mertz. He was born in Akron, March 27, 1874. He attended the German Lutheran Parochial School and he completed his education at the Jennings High School. Following his school work, he worked in the pressroom of the Werner Printing and Lithographing Company for eight years, and then took an examination to enter the Fire Department. Chief Woehler’s experience in the Fire Department covers a period of thirty-two years. He was promoted to lieutenant on October 1, 1907, captain on May 1, 1913, second assistant chief on January 16, 1920, and first assistant chief on April 1, 1930. When firemen balloted recently to pick a successor to Chief Mertz on the Firemen’s Pension Board, Woehler received 162 of the 187…

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