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.