Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments
Chapter 24, Part I
By Holice and Debbie
THE CHIEF ENGINEERS AND ASSISTANTS.
All Men of "Character and Undoubted Respectability." -- Chiefs whose names are householdWords. -- The Pride and Boast of the Old fire Department. -- Their Term of Services and Deeds of heroism. -- An Unbroken succession of Leaders of the Old Volunteers.
There have been fourteen Chief Engineers of the Old Department but, owing to the meager records kept at the close of the last century, but little is known of the four first who were technically known as "Overseers." These men, without exception, had the very highest reputation for integrity and fitness. The remark of Mr. Carlisle Norwood is well worth quoting. Here it is:
"Every chief engineer was a man of character and of undoubted respectability."
The following is a tabulated list of those officers:
Transcribed by Holice B. Young
HTML by Debbie
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