Persons in the News

Issue 4 and Volume 112.

Persons in the News Thomas Retires from Hartford; Joins NBFU Henry G. Thomas, a member of the Hartford, Conn., Fire Department for 41 years, and chief since 1946, retired on April 5. He joined the staff of the National Board of Fire Underwriters on April 15, with headquarters in the east. He will work with Jay W. Stevens, assistant manager of the NBFU San Francisco office, in furtherance of the home fire inspection program of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Chief Thomas joined the Hartford Fire Department on July 16, 1917. Two years later he was advanced to an engineer, and promoted to lieutenant in 1930. In 1933, he became a captain; in 1935, he was named deputy chief and advanced to fire marshal in 1942. In 1945, he was appointed assistant chief and became chief of department on March 28, 1946. Currently he is president of the National…

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