New Chief, Chicago Fire Department
First Assistant Fire Marshal Edward J. Buckley was appointed fire marshal of Chicago by Mayor Dever on July 2, and the appointment was ratified by the city council the same day. There had been rumors some weeks ago that this appointment would be made, and this proved to be true.
Chief Buckley joined the Chicago fire department in May, 1889, and thus has served for thirty-four years. His first promotion came on November 30, 1891, when he was made lieutenant. On July 2, 1896, he was again advanced, being made a captain. The third promotion of Chief Buckley came when he was made battalion fire marshal in charge of the first battalion on March 18, 1904. He held this post until April 1, 1911, when he was made third assistant fire marshal. In March, 1915, he was raised to second assistant and became first assistant fire marshal on May 30, 1918. This post he has held up to his appointment as the head of the Chicago fire department. Chief Buckley is known as an efficient fire officer and a strict disciplinarian.
It is said that Chief Arthur R. Seyfcrlich, who has held the post since the death of Chief Thomas O’Connor, will be restored to his former position as third assistant filre marshal.