FDNY Gets IAFC Award
New York City was honored during Fire Prevention Week by the International Association of Fire Chiefs when Chief Reynold C. Malmquist, president of the IAFC presented to Mayor Robert F. Wagner a hand-painted certificate which reads: “International Association of Fire Chiefs Commendation Award to the City of New York. Edward F. Cavanagh, Jr., Fire Commissioner and the entire Fire Department for having continually and successfully carried out the Home Fire Prevention Inspection Program planned by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The record of reduced frequency of fires in homes makes your city a safer place to live.—Herbert Hoover, Honorary Chairman, Reynold C. Malmquist, International President.”
Chief Malmquist spoke in glowing terms of the efforts of Fire Commissioner Cavanagh in the field of fire prevention. Mayor Wagner in accepting the citation with thanks, noted that Commissioner Cavanagh was doing a good job; that the New York Department was held in high regard by the people of New York and that he would be glad to hand the award to Commissioner Cavanagh for posting on his office wall.
The ceremonies in the Mayor’s office were attended by Assistant Chief Arthur Massett and Deputy Assistant Chief Thomas J. Hartnett. Also attending were Chief Sven Sonnerberg of Malmo and Fire Master Harry Arpstedt of the Stockholm Fire Brigade, both from Sweden.
Commissioner Cavanagh expressed his appreciation briefly and declared that the NYFD would continue its campaign of fire prevention.