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Bureau of Eire , Chief

August C. DERRA, American Chief, Bureau of Eire.


DERRA, August C. was born on September 25, 1870 in New York City. Son of Christian and Barbara (Mehrmann) Derra.


Common School.


Private, Fire Department, Schenectady. 1899; Captain 1903; Deputy Chief. 1907; Chief since 1924.

Secretary Treasurer Firemens Sick and Accident Fund. Appointed Trustee, Permanent Firemens Pension Fund, President, 1926. Member, New York, State Association of Fire Chiefs, since 1930.


Member of Chas. W. Mead Lodge Northern 862, F. A.A.M. St. George’s Chapter (past High Priest). St. George’s Council.

St. George’s Commandery (past Commander). Albany Sovereign Consistory. Oriental Shrine, Troy.

New York (Life); Truth Lodge, Knights of Pythias., Schenectady, New York. Schenectady Leiderkranz. Local Red Cross; G. Arkansas (Honorary).

Foremens and Capts. Association. International Association of Fire Chiefs. New York State and Schenectady Permanent Firemen’s Association (Honorary).

Abraham Lincoln Camp, United States.W.V., New York City (Honorary composed of Police and Firemen). Eastern Association of Fire Chiefs. Deputy Sheriff. Clubs: Schenectady, Masonic, Schenectady Shrine.


Spouse Katherine A. Funk, 1903.