A Two-Chief Town
Two Chiefs rule the destinies of the Fire Department at Versailles, Ohio, and the plan, it is claimed, has worked out satisfactorily.
In 1928 a community fire-fighting company was organized in a nearby town, bunds were raised to purchase apparatus and a Chief was elected. In order that the town of Versailles might benefit from this organization’s services, all members were appointed regular village firemen.
When the new Mayor assumed office, he complicated matters by naming a Chief of the combined department. Matters were adjusted by retaining the two Chiefs, one who will serve only during rural fires and the other at fires within the corporate limits.