Leadership

Authority to Return to Fire Chief After War

Issue 11 and Volume 96.

Authority to Return to Fire Chief After War John Alderson. chief engineer of the Los Angeles Fire Department, recently told 300 delegates to the California State Firemen’s Association, meeting in Sacamento, that while the war has made it necessary to give mayors and city managers direct control over fire departments the authority should be _____rned back to department chiefs after the war. Discussion of fire equipment shortages and of draft deferment for firemen dominated the proceedings of the annual convention.

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