Entire Department Fired

Issue 2 and Volume 89.

Entire Department Fired While it is discouraging to learn of a Chief being ousted, it is not unusual. However, it is out of the ordinary to have an entire department, Chief and firemen, dismissed. Following a fire which destroyed two buildings in the business district, the village board of Red Granite, Wis., voted to dismiss Chief Albert Johnson and the entire department, and to reorganize the fire service with younger men. Some of the old firemen will be retained as a nucleus for the new group. Chief Melvin P. Mitchell has resigned as head of the Fire Department in Hudson, Mass. The town plans to save money by naming a call Chief instead of a permanent one.

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