Dougherty Guest of R. I. Chiefs
Thomas F. Dougherty, Assistant Chief, New York Fire Department, was the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Rhode Island held at Providence, April 13. Chief Frank Charlesworth of Providence presided.
Chief Dougherty spoke on “Practical Fire Fighting.” and his talk proved of unusual interest. He was made an hononary active life member of the club.
The club voted to endorse the Monahan hill now before the Rhode Island Legislature which would enable cities and towns of the state to appropriate funds for dependents of firemen and policemen killed while on duty.
Capt. Robert W. Hay, of Fast Providence, was appointed a member of the Firemen’s Memorial Sunday Committee as a substitute for former-Chief Reuben D Weeks of Providence. The annual observance will be held in Providence on Sunday, June 11.
Upon invitation of Senator William H. Vanderbilt, the next meeting will be held at his estate, Oakland Farm, Portsmouth, on June 10.