B. O. Hargrove
Hargrove was born in Morgan County, where he attended public and normal schools. He joined the Birmingham Fire Department on January 21, 1907 and was assigned to Station No. 3. On November 5, 1912 he was promoted to Captain of Station No. 7, and transferred to the same rank at Station No. 15 on May 1, 1913. He became the department's Second Assistant Chief on October 1, 1922, and was promoted to Fire Chief on January 15, 1934, succeeding Jim Akin. In 1937 he was relieved by Alf Brown.
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- Kuhl, Earl D., editor (1934) "Illustrated Souvenir: Birmingham's $3,000,000 Fire, March 10, 1934." Birmingham: Birmingham Firemen's Relief Association. - accessed at Birmingham Public Library Archives Digital Collections, February 22, 2007