....Fireman Fred Farrell.
That first issue had three stories, then Farrell had 3 appearances after that up to the Crisis On Infinite Earths.
Showcase 1The first story of the issue is "The School For Smoke-Eaters" by Arnold Drake and John Prentice. This story introduces Fred Farrell, Jr., the son of a fireman who died in the line of duty, who had to pass a rigorous test to become a fireman.
The second story, "Fire Under The Big Top", by Drake and Prentice, has Fireman Farrell getting his first assignment of fire inspection duty from Fire Lieutenant Reiner, dealing with a problematic circus, that has been fined in the past for setting off unsafe fireworks displays at their shows.
The third and last story by Drake and Prentice, is the "Fourth Alarm", which details how the news media underplays what firefighters are worth as a problem with fireman pay is detailed as the residents of Center City are voting on a pay increase for their fire fighting heroes.
The issue also had special features on fireman and their equipment, setting up for the comic's rotating features.