Eastern Association Elects New Slate
The Eastern Association of Fire Chiefs, division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, held its 33rd Annual Conference at the Hotel Flanders, Ocean City, N. J., June 2-4. Host Chief Samuel R. Smith provided an excellent technical and entertainment program for the 288 delegates and guests. One feature was the hospitality room, sponsored by the Paid Fire Chiefs Association of New Jersey, with Captain Walter Bauer, Ridgefield Park Fire Department, and Gustave Bestol, Bell Club of New York, as hosts.
Officers elected are: Deputy Chief F. Lee Cockey, Baltimore County, Md., president; Chief A. Russell Aulenbach, Lebanon, Pa., first vice president; Chief George J. Rebhan, East Orange, N. J., second vice president; Chief Edwin J. Clark, Wayne, Pa., secretary, and Chief Andrew Hutch, Nutley, N. J., treasurer.
The conference honored two long-time officers: Chief Frank Deen, Lancaster, Pa., and Chief William J. Lutz, Wilmington, Del., by naming them directors emeritus. Chief Deen has served as director for 28 years and Chief Lutz for 30 years.
President Cockey named Chief Charles R. Dorman, Jamestown, N. Y., as director, International Association of Fire Chiefs, representing the Eastern Association.