E. J. Roberts Now Chief at Miami
E. J. Roberts, formerly first assistant chief of the Miami, Fla,, fire department has been appointed head of the department to fill the vacancy caused by resignation of Chief William R. Coleman.
Chief Coleman was asked to resign by the city manager because of ill health. The resignation became effective on February 11. Chief Coleman entered the service on January 1, 1912, and worked his way up through the various offices. He was appointed chief on May 1, 1917, and held that post continuously until he resigned.
The newly appointed chief joined the Miami Fire Department on May 17, 1916. He was promoted to first assistant chief on March 1, 1930. Chief Roberts served in that office until his present promotion.