Chiefs Enjoy Old Relics Night
“Old Fire Relics” Night was observed by the Middlesex County Forest Fire Wardens’ Association on October 21, in fire headquarters, at Melrose, Mass. Each member was asked to bring to the meeting some memento of bygone days in the fire service. Old leather buckets, chief officer’s staffs, old fire belts, pictures of ancient apparatus, a bed key and salvage bag, red shirts of volunteer days, and several old play pipes were included in the souvenirs exhibited.
President John Campbell had charge of the meeting. Chief Frank Newman, of the Melrose Fire Department, acted as host and gave an exhibition of the Pirsch 100-foot aerial ladder truck of the Melrose department.
Speakers included Commissioner Ernest J. Dean, Massachusetts Department of Conservation; Maxwell C. Hutchins, State Fire Warden: Chief Frank Tracy, Woburn; Chief Warren H. Belcher, Winthrop; Chief Harold Conron, North Reading; Chief Hugh L. Fames, Reading; Chief Irving Waite, Bedford; and Chief David DeCourcy, Winchester.