Chief Brookins Honored At a testimonial dinner attended by two hundred friends of Chief Louis C. Brookins, of Norwich, N. Y., he was presented with a diamond ring and an easy chair, to mark his forty years of meritorious service in the department. The chair was the gift of the Central New York Firemen’s Association, while the ring was the gift of his local friends. Chief Brookins became a fireman in 1898. when he joined the Ontario Hose Company. He was elected hirst Assistant Chief in 1900 and Chief in 1913. He has been elected Chief successively, year after year. He was state Vice-President of the I.A.F.C., in 1936. He is also a member of the Chenango County Firemen’s Association, and the Cortland and the Madison County Firemen’s Associations.