Leadership

Lieutenant Rank Abolished at Long Beach

Issue 11 and Volume 86.

Lieutenant Rank Abolished at Long Beach Long Beach, Cal., has abolished the rank of Lieutenant in the Fire Department. Fourteen men holding that rank have been promoted to Captain. The change predicates no increases in salary as Lieutenants have been receiving the same salary as Captains since the salary adjustment in 1926. Promotions were made from the Captain’s eligible list created by examination held last fall. The move is in line with what appears to be a well defined movement in Pacific Coast Fire Departments to eliminate civil service classifications wherever possible, in order to forestall the tendency of economy fanatics to abolish special classifications and discontinue special duty divisions in fire departments. M. M. CLEMENT

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