Chambers Chief of Yonkers, N. Y.
Assistant Chief Arthur E. Chambers, of Yonkers. N. Y., has been named Chief of the Fire Department to fill the
vacancy caused by the retirement of Chief James J. Mulcahey. Although he is nowacting as Chief, the appointment will not become effective until December 31, when Chief Mulcahey completes his 30-day vacation period.
Chief Chambers was born in Yonkers, N. Y.. November 21, 1871. Following his graduation from public school, he moved with his parents to Boston, and a few years later, returned to Yonkers.
For many years he worked as a machinist in the Otis Elevator Company plant at Yonkers.
He became a member of the paid Fire Department on May 1. 1905, and he drove a horse-drawn apparatus. A year later he w-as promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Chief Arthur E. Chambers a new station that had just
opened. In 1911 he was placed in charge of the newly created repair shop of the Fire Department.
On December 31, 1921, Chambers became Third Assistant Chief, but he still continued in charge of the shops. He was advanced later to Second Assistant Chief and this year, because of a resignation in the department, was promoted to First Assistant Chief.
Chief Chambers is a member of the F. & A. M., Knight Templars and is a 32nd Degree Mason; he is also a member of the B. P. O. Elks, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.