Assistant Chief C. W. Jackson Dies Charles W. Jackson, retired assistant chief of the New Haven Fire Department, with a record of thirty-eight years as a fire fighter, died on February 12 at Rockledge, Fla., after an illness of about a year. At the time of his retirement Chief Jackson was one of four men in the fire department with longest record of service. His career as a fire fighter began in 1897 when he was appointed a substitute hoseman. He was appointed a permanent member of the department in 1898, and advanced to the grade of lieutenant in 1911, and to captain in 1920. On April 15, 1929 he was appointed assistant chief and assigned to a battalion covering the western section of the city.