Chief H. B. Wells Honored
While attending the Southeastern Division meeting of the I. A. F. C., at Durham, N. C., Chief H. B. Wells of Newberry, S. C., was presented with a double sided watch charm by members of his department. One side of the charm was to mark his fifty years of service as a volunteer fireman in Newberry and the other, to commemorate his term as President of the Southeastern Association.
Newberry, a town of 8,000 persons, has all volunteer firemen with the exception of three paid day drivers, and has two 750-gallon pumpers and a service truck.
Before becoming an active volunteer, the man must attend a training course conducted locally, and then must serve a probationary period of thirty days.
Chief Wells joined the department in 1889, when he was sixteen years old.