Leadership

Chief John J. Brennan Retires

Issue 5 and Volume 97.

Chief John J. Brennan Retires Effective May 1, 1944, Chief of Department John J. Brennan, of Pelham Manor, N. Y., has retired, after more than forty years of outstanding service in the Fire Departments of New York City and Pelham Manor. Officially Chief Brennan’s retirement will take effect on June 1st, as he is taking the month of May for his vacation period. Chief Brennan, who is widely known throughout the United States, entered the Fire Department of the City of New York on September 21, 1903. As a fireman he worked in Truck Companies 7, 16 and 12, and on the anniversary of his original appointment he was promoted to Lieutenant on September 21, 1914. As a lieutenant Chief Brennan served in Engines 14 and 39, until his promotion to captain on December 24, 1916, when he was assigned to command Engine 55 in lower Manhattan. Promoted to Chief…

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