Chiefs Meet in Boston
The March meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts was held in connection with the 17th annual conference of the Massachusetts Safety Council in the Hotel Statler, Boston, on March 21. M. Norcross Stratton. Assistant Director of the Division of Vocational Training of the State Department of Education, presided at the morning fire prevention session. The speakers were Robert S. Moulton, Technical Secretary of the National Fire Protection Association, on “Does Air Conditioning Offer A Hazard?”; Supt. Lorton C. Walden, Worcester Protective Department, on “Setting Up an Instructive Fire Prevention Program,” and Captain James McCarthy, Weymouth Fire Department, on “Common Causes of Fires,” with a demonstration.
Following a luncheon in the main ballroom, the afternoon session was held with addresses on “The National Threat of Arson” by A. Bruce Bielaski, of the National Board of Fire Underwriters; “Rhode Island’s Fire Prevention Program” by Frank Charlesworth, State Fire Marshal, and short talks on fire prevention by Chief Daniel B. Tierney, Arlington, Mass., President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs; Chief Joseph W. Randlette, Richmond, Me., President of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, and Chief William C. Mahoney, Peabody, Mass., President of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts. Fire Commissioner William Arthur Reilly, Boston, delivered an address of welcome at the opening of the session.
Among the exhibitors in the safety display held in connection with the conference were the American LaFrance and Foamite Industries, Inc., Gorham Fire Equipment Company, Lux Fire Equipment Company, and the Mine Safety Appliances Company.