Boston Has New Supplies Head
Edward E. Williamson, of the Boston Fire Department, has been named as superintendent of the Bureau of Maintenance and Supplies by Fire Commissioner Eugene C. Hultman. In this new position Williamson will have supervision of department buildings and supplies as well as of the motor apparatus. He has been in charge of supplies and repairs since last July when District Chief William H. McCorkle was assigned to fire duty.
It was on May 11, 1906. that “Eddie” Williamson entered the Boston fire department as a private. He was made assistant engineer in 1907 and engineer in 1916. He served with engine companies 34, 26-35, and 7.
He was appointed acting superintendent of motor apparatus in 1921 and permanent superintendent in 1922. Prior to entering the department he was a locomotive engineer and during the World War he served on a mine sweeper in the United States Navy with the rank of Ensign and is now a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve Force. He is a licensed marine engineer and was for a time an assistant instructor in the Mechanics’ Art High School.
Supt. Williamson lives at 135 Russett Road, West Roxbury. He was married a few months ago to Miss Bessie Burkhardt, of Mattapan, and with his bride made the trip to New Orleans in October for the convention of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Green Island, N. Y., Re-Organizes—The fire department in Green Island, N. Y., is being re-organized to the call-man system. Herbert Holloway is the recently appointed chief.
Indictments Asked for Fur Arson Ring—The district attorney at White Plains, N. Y., has asked for indictments against sixteen members of a fur arson ring who are responsible for a number of fires since February. 1926. It is said that this ring defrauded the insurance companies out of $100,000.
Bloomfield, N. J., Chief Saves Daughter—Chief George Koeber of Bloomfield, N. J., directed the rescue of his daughter and two others who were trapped in the offices of the Prudential Insurance Company. Chief Koeber was injured when the second floor of the office building gave way, and he returned to quarters with bruises on his right leg.