Leadership

Crittenden Chief of Haverhill, Mass.

Issue 4 and Volume 87.

Crittenden Chief of Haverhill, Mass. Rufus A. Crittenden, Acting Chief of the Haverhill, Mass., Fire Department since December 1, 1933, was made head of the department on March 6. Chief Crittenden was born December 10, 1881, in Haverhill and has been a member of the service for thirty-one years. He joined the force as a substitute call man on May 1, 1902, and was assigned to the Court Street Engine House. He was appointed a permanent fireman on January 15, 1906. On July 1, 1907, he was transferred to the Essex Street Fire Station as driver of the aerial hook and ladder truck and on April 15, 1910, was the driver of the first piece of motor apparatus in the Haverhill Fire Department. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1915: on February 1, 1917, he was advanced to the rank of Captain; he was promoted to District Chief on May…

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