Leadership

Massachusetts Firemen Convene

Issue 10 and Volume 90.

Massachusetts Firemen Convene Deputy Chief James J. King, of Lawrence, was re-elected President of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association at the 58th annual convention which was held in New Bedford on September 14 to 16. Other officers chosen were First Vice-President. Captain F. T. J. McNamara, Swampscott; Second Vice-President, John E. Reinhalter, Quincy: Sergeant-at-Arms, W. A. Adams, Worcester; Commissioner of $18,000 firemen’s relief fund, Captain Michael F. Turner, Newton. and Directors, Chief William C. Mahoney, Peabody; Captain Michael J. McGonagle, Boston, and Louis A. Shea, Fall River. The association went on record as favoring a 56-hour week as a maximum period of duty for firemen. The convention opened Tuesday afternoon, September 15, in the New Bedford Hotel, with President King directing the proceedings. Edward J. Covency, of Boston, reporting as Commissioner of the $18,000 firemen’s relief fund, pointed out the importance of making a record of any injury however slight…

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