Leadership

With the Editor

Issue 11 and Volume 86.

With the Editor Politics Again! Two years ago the Chief of the Hackensack, N. J., Fire Department was suspended on charges, largely because of a police captain’s complaint that the Chief permitted fresh water streams to be operated on a burning pole which carried high tension electric wires, and that contrary to his, the captain’s orders, the Chief would not desist. The Chief won out in public hearing and was reinstated. Last month he was dismissed from service and a police captain was placed in direct charge of both fire and police departments. The captain will have the title of Director of Public Safety, and the highest ranking officer under him in the Fire Department will be a captain. Whether or not the latest move by the municipal authorities at Hackensack is just to even the old score can only be conjectured. But placing a man inexperienced in fire fighting…

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