Leadership

Porter Chief of Washington, D. C.

Issue 4 and Volume 92.

Porter Chief of Washington, D. C. Battalion Chief Stephen T. Porter was named Chief of the Washington, D. C., Fire Department on March 3, to succeed the late Chief Charles G. Schrom, who died after a lengthy illness. B. W. Weaver. Deputy Chief, was named to succeed John Carrington, who passed on while serving as Acting Chief, in the absence of the late Chief Schrom. Chief Porter was born in Boston, Mass., December 1, 1887, but went to Washington during his childhood, and has been a continuous resident there since. He was appointed in the Fire Department on October 15, 1911, and rose through the grades of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain to the rank of Battalion Chief on December 16, 1932. During his service as Lieutenant and Captain, he was assigned to the Depart mental Instruction Division as Assistant to the Drillmaster, and he took over full command of all…

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