New Chief at Jamestown
Howard S. Rodgers has been appointed chief of the Jamestown, N. Y., fire department, which position became vacant by the recent death of Chief Fred H. Wilson. Mayor Carlson sent Mr. Rodgers’ name to the city council and it was unanimously confirmed. Chief Rodgers has been for over a quarter of a century chief engineer at the Jamestown Worsted Mills. For twenty years he was connected with the old volunteer fire department and was for ten years foreman of the Rescue Hose Company where he obtained valuable experience fighting fires in the factory district. More recently he has been president of the Exempt Volunteer Firemen’s Association and has been active in its work.