Leadership

Chief Charles S. Burns Dead

Issue 7 and Volume 89.

Chief Charles S. Burns Dead Charles A. Burns, Chief of Fire Department, Little Rock, Ark., died on June 10, in a doctor’s office following a heart attack. He was fifty-eight years old. He had spent thirty-eight years in the fire service, starting as lantern boy. His father was an officer in the old volunteer force. He became a hoseman on August 1, 1898, and a year later was advanced to Captain. He was promoted to Assistant Chief on January 7, 1902. In 1923 he was sent to Chicago to attend the fire school. Burns was appointed Chief on February-14, 1933, when Chief Hafer resigned.” He is survived by his widow, a daughter, two sons,’ two brothers, and two sisters.

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