Reading Host to Eastern Association

Issue 7 and Volume 105.

Reading Host to Eastern Association The Reading, Pa., Fire Department, reputed to be the largest and oldest volunteer fire department in the nation, aided and abetted by the good folk of the entire area, went all out in welcoming the 25th Annual Conference of the Eastern Association of Fire Chiefs, June 1 to 3, inclusive. Nearly 400 fire chiefs and their families and guests enjoyed a conference in which entertainment and education were perfectly balanced. President Herbert A. Friede, Superintendent of Communications, District of Columbia, opened the conference Monday, June 2. Addresses of welcome were delivered by Charles M. Stoner, Reading, Chairman of the Conference Committee who also introduced Mayor James B. Bamford, Jerome J. Staab, Director of Public Safety, and Fire Chief Edward C. Dell, all of Reading. Former Fire Chief Harry Howard also spoke. Response to the welcoming messages was delivered by Chief Roi B. Woolley, Assistant Editor,…

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