Chief Charles Brandt Retires After more than forty-four years of service, fifteen of which he served in the capacity of head of the Sheboygan, Wis., Fire Department, Chief Charles W. Brandt has resigned. Chief Brandt joined the department on December 1, 1899. In those horse and wagon days he was first an assistant driver and then a driver, and in 1905 was promoted to lieutenant. A year later, on December 1, he was made captain, and on August 1, 1916, he was promoted to assistant fire chief. He received his appointment as chief on March 12, 1929. His successor as head of the fire department is Assistant Chief August Sokoll, who has been a member since 1909.