Golden Anniversary of New England Chiefs

Golden Anniversary of New England Chiefs

New president of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, Chief Thomas J. Hayes, of East Haven, Conn., received congratulations from the retiring president. Chief John F. Donovan of Durham, N.H.Retiring secretary treasurer of the New England Association, Chief Albert W. Kimball of Hingham, Mass., receives a gift from Chief Donovan in recognition of many years of service to the association

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The New England Association of Fire Chiefs celebrated its golden anniversary at its annual conference June 18-22 at Wentworth By-the-Sea in New Castle, N.H.

A highlight of the 50th annual conference was an afternoon of demonstrations at Pease Air Force Base, on the outskirts of Portsmouth, N.H. The use of aqueous film-forming foam to extinguish an aviation gas spill fire was one of the features of the program at the air base.

At the annual election, Chief Thomas J. Hayes of East Haven, Conn., succeeded Chief John F. Donovan of Durham, N.H., as president. Chief James F. Brennan of Salem, Mass., succeeded Chief Albert W. Kimball, who retired after many years as secretary-treasurer of the New England Association as a result of his retirement from the Hingham, Mass., Fire Department.

Other officers include Chiefs Albert B. Galfetti of Barre, Vt., First vice president; Joseph R. Cremo of Portland, Maine, second vice president; and the following directors: Chiefs K. Wayne Murray, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Thomas D. Tombeno, Concord, Mass.; Carl P. Sawyer, Poquonock Bridge, Conn.; Ernest Weeks, Portsmouth, N.H.; Sidney F. Lawson, Montpelier, Vt.; and Earl Andrews, Saylesville, R.I. The association voted to return to the Wentworth for the 1975 conference. In 1973 and 1974, the conferences are scheduled to be held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H.

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