New Fire Department Bureau.

New Fire Department Bureau.

Commissioner Waldo, of the New York fire department, has announced the creation of a new bureau in the fire department, which, will, in his opinion, eliminate much waste of clerical labor and fix more accurately the responsibility for the supplies of the department than has heretofore obtained. The new bureau, of which Deputy Chief Guerin has been made the head, is called the bureau of repairs and supplies, and is divided into six divisions, each for a definite purpose. The six departments of the bureau arc purchase, requisition, apparatus, horses, buildings, and stores. The order assigning the various heads, which went into effect October 27, is as follows:

Deputy Chief William Guerin, in charge bureau of repairs and supplies.

Battalion Chief John P. Howe, in charge of the division of purchasing.

Building Inspector Charles S. McCarthy, in charge of the division of buildings.

Building Inspector James P. Reehil, in charge of the Brooklyn branch of the division of buildings.

Assistant Foreman William Cozine, hook and ladder company No. 24, in charge of stores, division of buildings.

Foreman John J. Gaw. engine company No. 54, in charge of division of horses.

Foreman Charles E. Fields, hook and ladder company No. 57, in charge of Brooklyn branch of the division of horses.

Battalion Chief John P. Howe, in addition to his other duties, in charge of the division of apparatus.

Foreman Charles S. Demarest, engine company No. 18, in charge of repair shops, Manhattan, The Bronx and Richmond.

Battalian Chief Patrick J. Nevins, in charge of repair shops, Brooklyn and Queens.

Frank McCaffrey, in charge of division of stores.

Fireman, first grade. Leland J. Wallace, hook and ladder company No. 58, in charge of Brooklyn branch of the division of stores.

Examiner of Accounts Hubert J. Treacy, in charge of the division of requisitions and property accountability.

Assistant Foreman Peter J. Leyden, engine company No. 145, in charge of the Brooklyn branch of the division of requisitions and property accountability.

Arthur J. O’Keeffe, deputy fire commissioner, boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, in addition to his other duties, will exercise direct personal supervision over the division of apparatus, division of buildings and the division of horses, bureau of repairs and supplies, in all boroughs

Joseph Johnson, Jr., deputy fire commissioner, boroughs of Manhattan. The Bronx and Richmond. in addition to his other duties, will exercise direct personal supervision over the purchasing division, division of requisitions and property accountability and the division of stores, bureau of repairs and supplies, in all boroughs.

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