Cleveland Fire News
The thirteenth proved fortunate for Battalion Chief James Nimmo of the Fifth Battalion, he being appointed second assistant chief of the Cleveland department on that date. Chief Nimmo, after a rigid examination by the civil service list, topped the list of seven others. Chief Nimmo has been in the fire service twenty years. When captain of Fireboat No. 15, Chief Nimmo was sent to Mantua to oversee its overhauling and rebuilding. Previous to his joining the fire department he served an apprenticeship at the Warner & Swazey Company. The chief is an excellent fireman, a good organizer, and a student. Professional fire experts will be much pleased in this appointment. The position of second assistant chief has not been vacant for seventeen years. Eight passed the examination. From the three ranking highest Safety Director Sprosty selected Chief Nimmo to succeed Assistant Chief Charles Dougherty, deceased. The three were Chiefs James Nimmo, James S. Richards and Harry A. King.