Connecticut Fire Chief’s Club.
The Connecticut Fire Chief’s club, an organisation comprising some seventy active and retired chiefs of fire departments in this State, held its spring meeting at the Hotel Garde, on May 20. The annual election of officers is held in the fall, so that the meeting on that day was an informal gathering for the purpose of discussing matters of interest to the work of fire departments. The reports of the engineers of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, who made exhaustive tests of the systems in the larger Connecticut cities during the past winter, were reviewed and commented on. The chiefs are favorably disposed to this work, which seeks to test the water and fire departments in the interests of the insurance com panies, and the inspectors always make recommendations and suggestions of value in the development of the departments. General conditions in Connecticut were informally discussed, and the members reminiscenced freely. Former Chief A. C. Hendricks of New Haven, president of the club, presided. Chief Samuel C. Snagg, of Waterbury, the treasurer, and Chief Rufus R. rancher of New Haven, the secretary, were also present. Other members attending the meeting were Chiefs Howard L. Stanton, Norwich; George S. Pitt, Middletown; O. J. Atwood, South Manchester; F. W. Shettleworth, Portland; A. A. Burnham, Unionville; Henry W. Parker, Stamford; Louis Krug, Hartford; F. J. Lunny, Suffield; William F. Clark, Naugatuck; C. A. Cameron, West Haven; and Edward Mooney, Bridgeport; Former Chiefs Robert V. Magee, Watertown; Charles E. Leonard, Willimantic; David W. Harford, South Norwalk; John W. Hefferon, Rockville; Henry J. Eaton, Flartford; Thomas D. Bradstreet, Thomaston; Leroy M. Cowles, New Britain; William L. Lucas, Meriden; David Ross, Wallingford; John W. Douglass, Wallingford. The club elected to membership Chiefs Robert M. Dame, New Britain; Harold F. Clark, South Norwalk; Wade N. Webster, Willimantic; and F’ormer Chief B’rank R. Strunz, Plainville. Chief Edward Mooney, of Bridgeport, with Clerk Hall of the Bridgeport department, and Chief Rufus R. Faticher, of New Haven, came up in a new locomobile, which was just taken from the factory that morning. It is a special machine designed for the use of Chief Mooney in answering alarms, and that was its trial trip.