Persons in the News

Issue 9 and Volume 108.

Persons in the News Hurton New Wakefield Chief Lieut. William P. Hurton a Wakefield, Mass., fire fighter for the past 25 years, was named Chief of its Fire Department by the Board of Selectmen Aug. 2, 1955. Although the new chief did not top the Civil Service examination list, the Board selected him because of his length of service, and his administrative ability. Chief Hurton was appointed a call man in 1930 and a permanent member of the department in 1947. The day after his appointment, the new chief was called upon to fight a serious flash fire in the Nevlen company which destroyed the roof of the building and ruined much of the contents. Hardin Chief of Carlsbad Department Robert Hardin has been elected permanent chief of the Carlsbad, Calif., Fire Department, a post he has held as acting chief for three years. Hardin’s election by the members of…

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