Names in the News

Issue 10 and Volume 120.

Names in the News Lucas Chief at Torrance Robert R. Lucas has been named chief of the Torrance, Calif., Fire Department. He had been acting chief of the southwest Los Angeles County city since Chief J. J. Benner retired in the fall of 1966. A veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the new chief moved to Torrance in 1945 and joined the fire department in 1946. He was promoted to battalion chief in 1955 and became deputy chief in 1961. Beaver Falls Chief Retires Edwin H. Phillips, chief of the Beaver Falls, Pa., Fire Department for 16 years, retired on July 15. He has been succeeded by George Hall who has been assistant chief for the last 12 years. Chief Phillips joined the fire department on June 27, 1938 and was promoted to captain in 1943 and elected chief on July 17, 1951. He had radio installed in the…

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