Leadership

Ziegler Made Chief for a Day

Issue 1 and Volume 94.

Ziegler Made Chief for a Day Former Chief William Ziegler of the Hackensack. N. J., Fire Department was rein-taled on December 18, 1940 as Chief of the fire department for one day. This was the first of a series of steps taken in reorganizing the department. Since 1933. the Hackensack Fire Department was directed jointly with the police department under a Director of Public Safety, and for the past several years, each department has had an acting chief. However, in December, an ordinance was passed providing for the creation of positions of Police Chief and Fire Chief. Chief Ziegler held office for only one day following his reappointment, and then retired on pension. Under an agreement between Ziegler and the city, which preceded the reinstatement and retirement, the city was released from paying any compensation for the period from 1933. when the office of chief of the department was abolished…

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