Chief Shire Goes to Mason City
Chief Daniel H. Shire, in charge of the fire department at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., has been appointed chief of the fire department in Mason City, Ia., by the city manager there. His appointment starts December 1. Captain Dick L. Rislev of the Arsenal Fire Department will be advanced to chief of the department.
Mr. Shire joined the Denver fire department in April. 1907 under Chief Terry Owens who was then in charge. He resigned on January 1, 1909, to join the Davenport, Ia., department. Shire was assigned within a short time as driver for Chief Peter Denger and on January 16, he was advanced to captain. He resigned from this department on April 7, 1918, and was made chief of the fire department at the Rock Island Arsenal.
In 1919 Chief Shire attended the New York Fire College and completed the course satisfactorily. He writes that he owes his success in fire department work to FIRE ENGINEERING and to the New York Fire College training.