Capt. W. G. Russell Dead
Captain William G. Russell, 51, chief aide in the Fire Marshal’s Office of the Waterbury, Conn., Fire Department, and President of the New Haven County Fire Chiefs’ Emergency Plan, died on July 1 at his home in that city. Captain Russell had been ill for several weeks. He was appointed a member of the Waterbury department in 1907.
He was a member of the New England Fire Chiefs’ Association and also attended several conventions of the International Fire Chiefs’ Association. He was influential in organizing both the New Haven and Litchfield County Fire Chiefs’ organizations. On May 17 he was elected President of the New Haven County Fire Chiefs’ Emergency Plan and was taken ill shortly after being honored by that office.
Fire officials from several cities in the state attended the funeral, which was held from his late home in Waterbury on July 4. Members of the Waterbury Fire Department acted as pall bearers. Delegations from the New Haven and Litchfield County Chiefs’ organizations attended.