Deputy Chief D. J. Kidney Heads Fire Prevention Bureau
Deputy Chief David J. Kidney of the New York Fire Department has taken over the command of the Bureau of Fire Prevention. He succeeds Asst. Chief Michael Conway who retired November 1. Chief Kidney has been in the department 40 years and has had a varied career of “ups and downs.” He is a recognized administrator; had much to do with writing the current rules and regulations; and formerly represented the Fire Department in the Board of Standards and Appeals—an experience which brought him into close contac with fire prevention and combustible matters. On November 8 last he worked himself into a knockout at an early morning ten-room fire in the Piccadilly Hotel. He was still in Roosevelt Hospital when Commissioner Walsh announced his designation to command the Bureau of Fire Prevention.