Father and Son Hold Same Rank
Be careful when you ask for Deputy Chief Heffernan of the New York Fire Department. Recently, Battalion Chief William J. Heffernan was promoted to Deputy Chief, the same rank now held by his father, James W. Heffernan. This marks the first time in the department’s history that father and son have held that same rank.
The senior Heffernan rated a fraction of a point less than McElligott at the examination for Chief to fill the post vacated by Kenlon.