New Chief of Oklahoma City
Herewith is presented a portrait of Chief Anthony G. (Tony) Meyers, of the fire department of Oklahoma City, Okla., who was appointed as the head of the Oklahoma City department by the Commissioner of Public Safety and former chief of the fire forces, Mark H. Kesler, on April 15, succeeding R. M. Brooks. This year marks Chief Meyers’ twentieth consecutive year as a member of the city fire department, and previous to its formation he was a member of the volunteer forces, joining that organization upon its foundation. He has been for some years assistant chief of the Oklahoma City fire department, and is said to he popular with all of the people of the city. The paid fire department of Oklahoma City was organized in January, 1900, with a membership of three men. including Chief Meyers. It now has in its personnel 95 paid members, the officers being J. J. Lynn, first assistant chief: J. Carroll, second assistant chief and fire warden, and G. A. Becker, secretary.