Chief Ham of Everett, Mass.
The new chief of the fire department of Everett, Mass., successor to the late Chief Joseph T. Swan, is Philip E. Ham. Chief Ham was born in Everett and served in the old volunteer department for a few years. He moved to New Hampshire in the early 80’s and engaged in farming. He returned to Everett about the first of 1905. His love of fire department work compelled him to at once join the department and he was appointed a call man on June 24, 1905. He became assistant chief on call on September 4, 1908, and was appointed with full pay on January 1, 1918. On the death of Chief Swan he was appointed as head of the department, July 19, 1921.
The Salt Lake City, Utah, fire department, of which William H. Bywater is the head, on the evening of Labor Day, September 5, opened its new fire station No. 6 for inspection. The work of building this firehouse was commenced on June 21 of this year. The station is one story in height, of bungalow type, and constructed of fire brick set off by slate-grey trimmings. The building is 64 x 38 feet on a lot 100 x 125 feet.