Ex-Chief Davis Navy Building Fire Marshal Chief Ross B. Davis, retired Chief Engineer of the Philadelphia Fire Bureau, has recently begun a new career. He has been appointed Fire Marshal of the C. S. Navy Building at Washington, D. C. Chief Davis entered the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1895 and rose to the rank of Battalion Chief in 1910. He was appointed Chief of the department in 1920. Under his leadership, the city’s fire losses were brought down such that Philadelphia has been near or at the top of the national honor roll for fire protection many times. Chief Davis will take up residence in Alexandria, Va. Chief Davis is a past-president of the I.A.F.C., and was for many years President of the Eastern Fire Chiefs’ Association.