Chief Edward E. Chase Dead
Edward E. Chase, veteran Chief of the Lynn, Mass., Fire Department, died suddenly at his home from what was believed to be a heart attack.
Chief Chase was born in 1862, and was appointed as a substitute call man in 1885. He became a regular call man three years later. In 1897, he was made a call Captain. He became Chief of the Lynn Fire Department in 1912, and retired on pension in 1931.
During the nineteen years that he served as head of the Lynn fire forces, he had to contend with many serious fires, especially in the factory district. Under the administration of Chief Chase, the department was completely motorized, and many other improvements were made in the service. He was a member of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association, the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.