Cleveland Fire News

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.

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The civil service commission has revised the rules and regulations governing examinations for second assistant chief of the fire department, permitting all battalion chiefs to be eligible.

A Cadillac roadster has been purchased for First Assistant Chief James E. Granger. It is to be equipped with a French mechanical siren, which is very powerful and can be heard for miles.

A proposed ordinance, introduced by Councilman Sulzmann, provides that families of firemen killed in the performance of duty be paid $5,000. The council passed an ordinance providing $100 fine and six months imprisonment for turning in a false alarm of fire.

F. J. MEARS