Grote Heads New England Division, I.A.F.C.
Photo by E. J. Carroll
Chief James L. Grote, Chester, Conn., was elected president of the New England Division, International Association of Fire Chiefs, during the annual business meeting of the division held at Wentworth-by-the-Sea, N. H., on June 20. Officers shown in the photograph are: Seated (left to right): Chief J. E. Callahan, Winchester, Mass., second vice president; President Grote; Chief J. E. Cally, Beverly, Mass., first vice president; Chief W. R. Messer, Keene, N. H., secretary-treasurer. Standing (left to right): Chiefs H. F. Travers, Worcester, Mass., vice president, and J. E. Keefe, Bellows Falls, Vt., vice president; L. C. Walden, former superintendent, Worcester Protective Department, sergeant-at-arms; Chiefs C. P. Johnson, Portland, Me., vice president; G. F. Salisbury, Central Falls, R. I., vice president; S. M. Potter, Greenwich, Conn., vice president. Not shown in photograph are New Hampshire vice president, Chief G. N. Guevin, Manchester; and chaplains, the Rev. M. F. Collins and the Rev. J. Fitzsimmons.