Chief Stowe Gets Permanent Job
Due to his excellent past record, Chief Lewis F. Stowe of the Milford, Conn., fire department was named permanent chief by the Board of Fire Commissioners on March 6. Since 1917, when the fire commission was created in Milford, appointments of officers have been made annually. It was believed at that time that such a method would be more efficient. With the permanent appointment of Chief Stowe, the commissioners have broken their usual custom. They considered that the chief’s excellent work justified more than a year’s appointment at a time.
Chief Stowe’s appointment comes after twenty-five years of service with the Milford fire department. He first joined the department on February 3, 1903 and on August 1, 1911, he was made captain of the department. In 1915 he was made the first paid member of the department. In 1920, Captain Stowe was made chief of the department. subject to annual election, Chief Stowe is a native of Milford and a born fire-fighter.