Charlotte Welcomes Its Chief
Charlotte’s Chief Hendrix Palmer, returning home August 15 from Spokane with the title of President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, was met at the railway station with the firemen’s brass band, Mayor Ben Douglas and a group of city officials. Later, a banquet was spread in Chief Palmer’s honor where the congratulations of the city of Charlotte and the state of North Carolina were expressed at his bringing home the highest title possible in the field of fire-fighting. It is the first time a North Carolina fire chief has been elected head of the I.A.F.C.
On August 26, Chief Palmer was one of the principal speakers at the annual convention of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs at Salisbury, N. C.