Leadership

Party-Line Phone Bill to Be Introduced in Legislature

Issue 2 and Volume 110.

Party-Line Phone Bill to Be Introduced in Legislature The Connecticut Fire Chiefs’ Association which will seek passage of a bill at the next session of the State Legislature to deter persons from refusing to surrender a telephone line to someone reporting a fire, will have the backing of George C. Hanna, Chief of the Danbury Fire Department. Chief Hanna reported recently that two persons refused to surrender a telephone line in the south end of Danbury, delaying for some time the report of a fire. The blaze caused an estimated $1,000 damage to a bedroom, attic and roof by the time firemen arrived. Chief Hanna said the fire was in the home of Antonio Decensi. Mr. Decensi’s son-in-law, William Oliver, discovered smoke pouring from the Decensi home. He tried to telephone Fire Headquarters but found the line was busy. His efforts to persuade the people to get off the line…

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