Leadership

Ex-Chief Callahan of Detroit, Dead

Issue 13 and Volume 84.

Ex-Chief Callahan of Detroit, Dead Timothy E. Callahan, Chief of the Detroit Fire Department from 1919-1925, died June 14 after a brief illness at the age of seventy-three. He had served the fire service of his city for more than forty-seven years. He joined the department April 1, 1878. Mr. Callahan was promoted to captain, September, 1888, and at that time was the youngest captain in the Fire Department. In 1907 he was advanced to the rank of battalion chief. His promotion to head of the department came came in 1919 upon the death of Chief William McGraw. During his long career as a fire-fighter he had many narrow escapes but was never seriously injured.

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