Fairfield Chiefs Hold Annual Banquet
The annual banquet and meeting of the Fairfield County Fire Chiefs’ Emergency Plan was held at the Stratfield Hotel, Bridgeport, Conn., on the evening of Wednesday, May 26 with over 200 present. The election of officers was held early in the evening the result being the same as the list of nominations published in the May issue, on page 253. President Stapely immediately turned the gavel over to President-Elect Bernard Scully, of Westport, who assumed the chair. A handsome pair of binoculars was presented to the retiring President by the members.
President Scully then called upon Joseph Lopez, Manager of Radio Station WICC, Bridgeport, to act as Toastmaster and Master-of-Ceremonies. He called upon Mayor MacLevey, who welcomed the members. Several others were also called upon for speeches— limited to one minute—among them being First Selectman King W. Mansfield. Westport, Conn.; George Wellinton, President. Bridgeport Fire Commissioners; Chief Victor Veit, Stamford; Ex-Mayor Buckingham, Bridgeport; Mayor Frank Statz, and Ex-Chief Bogardus, Norwalk, and Robert H. Lockwood, Associate Editor, FIRE ENGINEERING.
A very excellent entertainment was interspersed between the speakers.