Leadership

TOWNSEND GETS I. A. F. C. POST; GERLETTI RETIRES VOLUNTARILY

Issue 7 and Volume 108.

TOWNSEND GETS I. A. F. C. POST; GERLETTI RETIRES VOLUNTARILY B.RICHTER TOWNSEND is announced the unanimous choice of the Board of Directors for the post of general manager of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, following his recommendation by the Association’s Screening Committee appointed by President C. Gray Burnett. It is understood Mr. Townsend will take over his new position August 1st at which time the incumbent general manager, John D. Gerletti returns to California. “Rick” Townsend, as he is known to a host of friends in the fire service, brings to the position wide experience and training in fire protection and prevention, dating from 1926 at which time he joined the Hartsdale, N. Y., Fire Department as a volunteer fireman. From 1941 to 1944 he served as chief of that organization during which time he became prominent in Westchester County and New York State fire service circles. He was…

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