Chief Davis Awarded Greeters’ Plaque
Ross B. Davis’ many years of successful effort in making Philadelphia a safe city were recognized by the Philadelphia chapter of Hotel Greeters of America in its sixth annual dinner in the Benjamin Franklin Hotel. The veteran Chief Engineer of the Fire Bureau was presented with a plaque given each year for outstanding work in publicizing Philadelphia. Despite the lack of equipment, Chief Davis has made Philadelphia known for its fine fire safety record. In the fourteen years of National Fire Waste contests, this city has won four grand prizes, eight first honor city awards, and two honorable mentions. No other major city has approached this record.
In addition to the award given by the Greeters, Lynden Harris, widely known for his collection of Fireman’s antiques, presented the Chief with the first Fire Chief’s badge issued in Philadelphia.