Maine Chiefs Meet
The quarterly meeting of the State Association of Fire Chiefs of Maine was held in Lewiston, Maine, on April 11.
The chiefs assembled at the Lewiston Central Fire Station at 10 a. m. and adjourned to Municipal Court Room in the hall where the meeting was held Mayor J. C. Boucher of Lewiston welcomed the chiefs in a brief address, which was responded to by Chief Curtis Allen of Sanford.
At the business session eight applications for membership were received and accepted, all of whom were elected to active membership.
Because of the illness of Chief S. A. Mercier of Rumford and his wife, and the news that his son is reported missing in action, the members voted to send a telegram of sympathy to him.
As the state organization, as set up under civilian defense, has become somewhat depleted by death and induction in the armed services. State Administrator Ollie Sanborn of Portland, asked that the vacancies be filled to make the organization complete. It was voted that Chief Sanborn fill the vacancies and he made the following appointments: Assistant Administrator. Chief Richard Frates of Bath: Administrator for Kennebec County, Chief Grover Lovejoy of Waterville; Administrator for Hancock County, Chief McKeen of Bar Harbor,
Mr. C. R. Lawton. Vice President of the Dugas Company presented a moving picture illustrating the operation of the company’s equipment. Mr. W. J. B. Kennedy gave a talk on two-way radio in the fire service.
The meeting adjourned at noon for dinner which was served at the DeWitt Hotel, with more than one hundred members and guests present.
Following the dinner remarks were made by Mayor Boucher of Lewiston, Mayor Levi T. Williams of Augusta, the Chief of Police of Lewiston, and Mr. Ralph Webber, State Supervisor of Firemen’s Training under the OCD.
Inspection trips were made in the afternoon to industrial plants and the municipal pumping station.