Leadership

Obituaries

Issue 11 and Volume 108.

Obituaries Chief Wood Collapses. Dies, From Fire Activity Battalion Chief Frank Wood of the Long Beach, Calif., Fire Department, who collapsed August 31 while directing operations at an oil fire on Reservoir Hill, died the following day in Community Hospital. Death was attributed to heat exhaustion. Chief Wood joined the Long Beach department in 1936 and rose through the ranks to become a battalion chief in 1951. During his funeral procession, several engine companies were stationed at intersections along the route and as the cortege passed, firemen snapped to attention. Chief Wood is survived by his widow, Govanta, and two sons, Gerald and Richard. General Fleming Dead Maj. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, 68, died Oct. 6 in Washington, D. C. following an operation. He was perhaps best known to the fire service as general chairman of former President Truman’s Conference on Fire Prevention held in Washington in May, 1947. He…

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