Ex-Chief Patt Dead

Ex-Chief Patt Dead

On June 17, a few days before the opening of the Hartford Convention of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, death claimed Ex-Chief Irving F. Patt, of the Central Falls, R. I., Fire Department.

For many years he had been a regular attendant at the New England Conventions accompanied by his son. Captain Everett I. Patt, also of the Central Falls Department.

Although in failing health a year ago, due to several months of severe illness, Chief Patt rallied and was able to attend the convention at New Bedford.

He had a notable career in the fire service and won a host of friends among the New England Chiefs, all of whom were deeply grieved to learn of his death just before the Hartford, Conn., convention.

Chief Patt was eightv-eight years of age. He joined the Fire Department when sixteen years old and became Chief Engineer in 1887. He continued as Chief until his retirement in 1908.

There was a large attendance at the funeral services which were held on the afternoon of June 20 at his late residence in Central Falls.

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