W. Orange, N. J., Chief to Retire
After serving West Orange, N. J., for the past thirty-two years. Chief James J. Sheehan will be placed on the pension list on October 15.
He is sixty-five years old and was one of the first to enroll when the new fire department was organized on March 6, 1894. Chief Sheehan served as assistant driver for six months and then at the suggestion of the mayor, was made head of the department. The man who was active for his appointment as chief is now mayor of the city.
In commenting on the retirement, Commissioner Woodhull said that the town would lose an energetic and faithful servant and that it was with regret that he was compelled to announce the retirement of one who had served the town both efficiently and energetically.
Examinations will he held on October 2 for a new chief, captain and firemen in the town hall.