Chief Harrison, Onset, Mass., Dead
Chief Frank R. F. Harrison, Onset, Mass., died on August 4 at his home, following a long illness. He was eightytwo years old.
Born in New Bedford, and educated in the local schools, he joined the New Bedford Fire Department in 1872 at the age of eighteen. He was the last survivor of the New Bedford fire company that made the trip to Boston to aid in fighting the huge conflagration there.
In 1894 he was elected the first Chief of the Onset Fire Department. He served two years, then left the service, and was recalled to duty as Chief in 1924. He held that post until his death.
Chief Harrison was fond of gunning, and he had a camp at Barnstable where he went each fall for duck hunting. He was stricken there last fall, and as a result has not been active in the department since that time.
Chief Harrison was a member of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, the New England Firemen’s Association, the K. of P., and the I.O.O.F.
He is survived by his widow, a son, a daughter and a sister.