Gorey Succeeds Chief F. A. Leonard
Captain Edward F. Gorey, of the Taunton, Mass., Fire Department, has been appointed Chief to succeed Chief Fred A. Leonard, who recently retired on pension. The new Chief entered the Taunton Fire Department in 1920. Two years ago he was seriously injured when thrown from a ladder at a fire and was in the hospital for many months. He Was born in 1894 and was at Camp Devens during the World War. He has had experience in drill school instruction and fire prevention inspection as well as fire fighting duty.
Allen Altvater, for over eight years Chief of the Sebring, Fla., Fire Department, was recently tendered a testimonial dinner. He was removed from office during the recent political upset and has since been appointed a supervisor in Highlands and Hardee Counties for the U. S. Public Health Service.
A fire chief who is having the past five years’ issues of FIRE ENGINEERING bound, is missing copies of February 20. 1929 and March 6, 1929, to complete his file. Any subscriber sending in the desired copies to FIRE ENGINEERING, 24 W. 40th Street, New York, will have his subscriptions extended two months for each of the two issues wanted.