Ex-Chief Frank A. Jaynes Dead
Frank A. Jaynes who retired as head of the Rochester, N. Y., Fire Department in 1930, died at his home in Rochester on February 10 at the age of eighty. He joined the service on January 1, 1876, as a minute man and after three years was made Captain. On November 1, 1893, he was appointed Battalion Chief and served at that post for about ten years. On April 1, 1903, he was promoted to Assistant Chief. The city abolished the rank of Assistant Chief on April 1, 1921, and Chief Jaynes was made Depute Chief. He became Chief in 1922.
A medal from the Sisters of Charity for his part in fighting a fire in St. Mary’s Hospital in the winter of 1901 was among his most prized possessions. At that time he was thrown from the roof of the hospital and fell on a truck. He received a tractured skull and was unconscious for nearly a week. He was unable to return to active duty for six months. Chief Jaynes narrowly escaped serious injury on several other occasions.
He is survived by his widow.