Clipped From The Journal News
had have throw The Hamilton fire department was organized upon a paid basis, Cone records, in 1865. The first Fire .Chief was Job Owens. Those who have served as Chief ot the Hamilton Fire Department are: Job Owens, Mandus Shuler, Henry Prey, William Klchle, John Boose, David Ltagler, P. E. Welsh, Adam Becker, William Doty, Cha3. McClung and William Conlin. In the early history of tlie department department appointments largely were political in nature. For tho sast 30 years appointments have jcen made under civil service regu- atlons by which political favoritism rias been rigidly eliminated.