Civil Service for Wheeling Firemen

Civil Service for Wheeling Firemen

The board of control of Wheeling, W. Va., has announced that after August 1 the fire department and employes of the city water plant will be placed under civil service. Examinations have been held and it is expected that the movement will be extended to the rolice department and employes of every branch of the city government as rapidly as it is possible. Under the law as it stood formerly, only the chief, assistant chiefs, captains and foremen of the fire department were protected by civil service rules and all other places were appointive by the council. Under the new law jurisdiction over all of these appointments will pass from the council to the hoard of control. There are about fifty members of the fire department and twelve employes of the water department who will be affected by the new order.

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