Chief Davin, New York, Retires Chief John Davin, New York Fire Department, in charge of Brooklyn and Queens, was retired on September 1, after fortyfour years of active service, the last twelve years as Chief. He joined the department in 1895 and became a Captain in 1903. In this capacity, he organized the first high pressure hose company — a three horse hitch. Later he became Battalion Chief and then Deputy Chief. On February 1, 1927, he was advanced to Chief of the Brooklyn and Queens Department. Chief Davin was a member of the Board of Merit and also a member of the faculty of the Fire College, having lectured when the College was organized. He was active in the Holy Name Society of the Fire Department, as a delegate of the Brooklyn and Queens branch. Chief Davin was well known in the service.