Leadership

Obituaries

Issue 5 and Volume 130.

Obituaries Donald S. Charles Donald S. Charles, chief of the Charlotte, N. C., Fire Department from 1948 to 1963, died of heart failure on February 16. He was 75. Charles joined the Charlotte Fire Department as a volunteer in 1917 at the age of 16. During his 46 years of service, he held every rank in the department. From 1957 to 1958, he was president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. During his administration, eight new fire stations, including one at Douglas Airport were built; stricter fire codes were adopted; fire insurance rates in the city were stabilized; the department developed a five-day work week, greater training; and firemen salaries and pensions were increased. Howard G. Reynolds Howard G. Reynolds, 66, chief of the Eagleville Fire Department in Mansfield, Conn., from 1951 to 1970 and a former president of the Connecticut State Firemen’s Association, died February 5. Chief Reynolds,…

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