Jordan of Baltimore Salvage Corps, Dead

Jordan of Baltimore Salvage Corps, Dead

Following several years of intermittent sickness, Malcolm W. Jordan, chief of the salvage corps at Baltimore, Md., died at his home on September 29.

Mr. Jordan was born in Norfolk, Va., in 1870 and later came with his parents to Baltimore. When he was twenty-one years old, he joined the fire department and soon was promoted to the captaincy of No, 10 truck company—In 1900 he was made chief of the salvage corps and he held that position until his death.

At the time of the Baltimore conflagration, at which he worked, he did not sleep for three days and nights. In his thirty-six years of firemanic work he is accredited with having saved many lives, and he was injured several times.

About four years ago, Chief Jordan’s health began to fail and he went on a three months tour of Europe, in the spring of 1923. He returned very much improved in health, and he returned to active duty. About a year ago he was stricken by a complication of diseases and he was forced to bed for several short periods. It is said that the sudden warm weather was responsible for hastening his death.

He was a close friend of August Emrich, chief of the Baltimore Fire Department, who made arrangements for the proper fire department honors at the funeral. There was a detail of six battalion chiefs in charge of Chief Emrich, and two captains, two lieutenants and two regular men in charge of Captain Hieber of the Salvage Corps. Among those who attended the funeral that was held at St. Peters Protestant Episcopal Church were the Board of Fire Commissioners, the Board of Commissioners of the Salvage Corps; W. F. Conran and Fred W. Merdes of New York, Reuben Smith of the Philadelphia Adjustment Bureau, John Cranford and others.

Panama City Purchases Magirus Ladder Captain De Castro of the Panama City fire department, who was commissioned to visit the United States in order to purchase fire apparatus, has bought a Magirus aerial ladder and water tower for that city. He is standing in his shirt sleeves on the right of the picture next to R. Thomann of the Magirus Fire Appliance Company, who is demonstrating the apparatus.

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