New York City Fire Notes
From Our Regular Correspondent
On August 1st the two-platoon system was extended to include four more battalions, the 10th and 12th in Manhattan, and the 40th and 48th in Brooklyn.
Promotions in the fire force on August 1st included one deputy chief, five battalion chiefs, seven captains, twelve lieutenants, and eight engineers. The new deputy is Chief John Davin, of the 44th Battalion, who is assigned to command the 13th Division. The battalion chiefs and their assignments are: David Kidney, Jr., 34th Battalion; M. F. Ruddy, 10th Battalion; Patrick Barry, 40th Battalion; Elmer Mustard, 44th Battalion; D. J. Curtin, 9th Battalion.
Twenty-six of the forty-eight battalion chiefs took the recent examination for deputy chief of department, and eleven of them were successful in getting a place on the list which has just been promulgated by the civil service commission. Chief John Davin, of the 44th Battalion, headed the list, and has just been promoted to deputy chief. The first four men on the list are all chiefs of Brooklyn battalions.