T. F. Dougherty, Assistant Chief, N. Y. F. D.
Deputy Chief Thomas F. Dougherty of New York City has been designated as Assistant Chief of Department, effective July 1, according to Special Order No. 124, issued by the fire commissioner and the chief of department.
Chief Dougherty will shortly receive an increase in salary from $5,500 to $6,500 a year, as is now paid to the other assistant chiefs of department, Joseph B. Martin and Patrick Walsh.
For fifteen years Chief Dougherty has been the active head of the Fire College in addition to his routine fire duties in the 5th Division. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject and only recently represented Chief Kenlon at the New England Fire Chiefs convention, where he addressed the convention.
He is the inventor of the Dougherty nozzle and the Dougherty life saving bag. He has a son a fireman. He relieves Assistant Chief Martin when the latter is off duty and he also relieves Chief Kenlon. Assistant Chief Walsh is assigned to the bureau of fire prevention.
Weldon, Pa., Dedicates Fire Station—The new $40,000 fire station erected in Weldon, Pa., was formally dedicated in the presence of a number of visiting fire companies. The building is constructed of brick and is two stories high.
Bend, Ore., Displays Old Apparatus for “Fire Brigade”-An old hand operated pump dating back to 1883 was on display in the lobby of the theatre in Bend, Ore., during the showing of the “Fire Brigade.” It is known locally as the Chinese pumper because Chinese labor was drafted in case of fire to man the pump.