J. H. Alderson Made Chief in Los Angeles Results of a civil service examination held recently in Los Angeles, Cal., for the position of Chief Engineer, showed Battalion Chief J. H. Alderson first on the list, and Battalion Chief Frank H. Rothermel, second. Chief Alderson was appointed Chief Engineer and Chief Rothermel was made Deputy Chief. These two positions were vacated by Ralph J. Scott and Bert M. Blake who took their pensions after having served for thirty-five and thirty years respectively. John H. Alderson was appointed a fireman in the Los Angeles Fire Department on September, 1923. He was appointed Captain in 1929 and Battalion Chief in 1935. Frank H. Rothermel came into the department in 1912 and has worked his way up through the ranks to his present position of Deputy Chief.