Chief Connery, New Castle, Pa., Retires Chief F. J. Connery of the New Castle, Pa., fire department retired from office on December 31, to enter private business. Chief Connery has been placed on the pension list of the city. Chief Connery served in the fire department for 48 years, having entered it in 1876. It is said that during his career, he answered about 10,000 alarms. The chief was a prominent member of the International Association of Fire Engineers and a regular attendant at its conventions. He is now associated as assistant manager and fire and safety engineer of a number of theaters in New Castle. Assistant Chief Charles Lynn is acting chief pending the appointment of the successor to Chief Connery.