Junior Fire Department Formed in Ocean Grove
William Brennecke, a senior at the Neptune high school, Ocean Grove, N. was named Chief of the Ocean Grove Junior Fire Department, recently organized by the Ocean Grove Board of Fire Commissioners as an active auxiliary to the regular three-company department. The action was taken after the regular ranks of the department were depleted by the draft.
Twenty-one members of the junior department were sworn into service by Dr. William A. Robinson, president of the board, and were issued equipment. The juniors have been given drills in all phases of firemanship by a committee representing the senior department and have already responded to fires and air raid drills in the community. Edward Stratton is Assistant Chief and Willis Atkinson is Captain. Stratton is also Company President. Other officers are George Shibla, Vice President, William Romer, Secretary, and Gordon Macauley, Treasurer.