Connecticut Chiefs Meet

Connecticut Chiefs Meet

The last meeting of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs’ Association was held in Torrington with dinner at the Conley Inn. Frank Travis, Honorary Chief of the Torrington Fire Department, acted as host, and Chief M. W. Lawton of Middletown presided at the meeting. After a brief business session, a tour of inspection was made to the plants of the Warrenton Woolen Company and the Fitzgerald Manufacturing Company. It was voted to hold the next meeting in Greenwich.

About 75 persons were present at the dinner. Arthur Rutherford, Building Inspector, New Britain, spoke on the importance of uniform building regulations as a factor in fire prevention. Other speakers were Mayor Patten, Ex-Senator John H. Brooks, Chief Lawton, ExMayor Ernest E. Novey, E. C. Franklin, Superintendent of Fire Alarms, Herman Hall, of the State Department of Education, and Robert Hurley of New Hartford. An enlarged framed portrait of the late Chief John Palmer, of Torrington, was unveiled by Chief Edward F. Goodman.

Connecticut Chiefs Meet

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Connecticut Chiefs Meet

At the summer meeting of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs’ Association, held at the Annex Fire House in New Haven, Chief H. L. Stanton, of Norwich, was elected president of the association, to take the place left vacant by the death of the late exChief A. C. Hendrick, of New Haven. Mr Stanton was formerly vice-president of the association. About 48 chiefs and ex-chiefs attended the banquet served by the ladies’ auxiliary, of which Mrs. D. C Saunders is president. During the banquet Chief Robert Magee, in behalf of the association. presented the auxiliary with a handsome oak bookcase. Acceptance was made by Mrs. Saunders, who said that the case would be used for the banners and flags which had from time to time been presented to the auxiliary, and which now decorate the rooms. Chief Stanton showed so much interest in the auxiliary that he promised to secure the organization of a similar one in Norwich, for which the ladies made him an honorary member. The address of welcome was made by Mayor Rice. Among those present were made by Mayor Rice. Among those present were Harry B. Page, East Haven; Fred M. Wheeler, Norwalk; William Gaffney, Ansonia; T. D. Bradstreet, Thomaston; W. F. Clark, Naugatuck; G. S. Pitt, Middletown; L. G. Allen, Suffield; A. A. Burnham, Unionville; W. S. Kellogg, Norwalk; Thomas Ward, Shelton; Howard L. Stanton, Norwich; C. Irving Byington, Norwalk; A. E. Winchester, South Norwalk; David Ross, Wallingford; Charles E. Willimantic; S. C. Sangg, Waterbury H. W. Parker, Stamford; V. McGee, Watertown; the Rev. Nelson Poe Carey, the chaplain of New York; C. S. Boies, Seymour; J. D. Milne, Norwalk; E. M. Allen, W. A. Hadley, Edward H. Farren and John W. Hotchkiss, of New Haven,; G. R. Hempstead. Groton; J. W. Douglass, Wallingford; Samuel McGowan, Norwalk; E. W. Shuttleworth, Portland; E. L. Stevens Rowayton; E. W. Marford, South Norwalk; M. New Britain; Charles A. Cameron. West Haven.

CHIEF HOWARD L. STANTON, NORWICH, CONN.