Edward J. Hickey Honored

Edward J. Hickey Honored

Fire Prevention Week at Bridgeport, Conn. In the photo are, left to right. Thomas M. Webb, President of the Bridgeport Council: Ken Rapieff, radio announcer; State Police Commissioner Edward J. Hickey; Fire Chief Martin J. Hayden; Police Chief James Kranyik of Fairfield; George Wellington, President of the Board of Fire Commissicners, Bridgeport; Police Chief Raymond Beckwith of Trumbull, and Superintendent of Police John A. Lyddy of Bridgeport.

“Firemen are like doctors in that their importance is often not realized until time of need,” said Edward J. Hickey of Hartford, Conn., State Police Commissioner and Fire Marshal, in speaking before the Bridgeport Safety Council meeting at Bridgeport on October 10, where he was made a life member of the Council for “outstanding service to the citizens of Connecticut.”

“Fire losses in the nation which reach billions annually, are preventable since all fires are caused by carelessness and ordinary care would prevent all this loss. We are victims of our own waste.”

Officials from Bridgeport and surrounding towns who attended the meeting were Supt. of Police John A. I-yddy, Chief Martin J. Hayden, Police Chiefs James Kranyik of Fairfield and Raymond Beckwith of Trumbull; George Wellington, President of the Bridgeport Fire Commission and Capt. William L. Schatzman of the State Police Dept. Thomas M. Webb of the Bridgeport Brass Company presented Comm. Hickey with the life membership award. The program was broadcast over Station WICC of the Yankee Network.

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