Chief Joy of Saugus, Mass., Dead
Chief Mellen R. Joy, of the Saugus, Mass., Fire Department, died on July 31, as the result of burns and injuries received the previous day in the explosion of an acetylene tank during a fire in the garage of the Saugus Public Works Department.
He was formerly a Captain in the Boston Fire Department and left this position to take charge of the Fire Department in Saugus. He was a member of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts, the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association.
Chief Joy was a regular attendant of the meetings of the Chiefs’ Club and of the conventions of the New England Association. He had a wide circle of friends and did much to improve fire protection in Saugus. A new fire headquarters building, which he was instrumental in obtaining, is now in process of construction in Saugus.