Martin J. Fleming, New Haven, Dead

Martin J. Fleming, New Haven, Dead

Fire Marshal Martin J. Fleming, veteran member of the New Haven, Conn., Fire Department, died suddenly on May 14, following a heart attack while working about the garden at his home. He was in his sixty-sixth year.

Marshal bleming was appointed a substitute member of the New Haven Fire Department on November 27, 1892. On October 3, 1894, he was made a permanent member and stationed at Hook and Ladder No. 1. He was promoted to Lieutenant on May 8, 1898 and on April 4, 1906, was advanced to a Captain. On May 12, 1920, he was advanced to an Assistant Chief and two years later was named as the city’s Fire Marshal.

Marshal bleming is survived by his widow, Elizabeth A. Fleming; two sons, Joseph H. and James T. and a daughter. Elizabeth; three brothers, Joseph of New York city; Thomas and James Fleming of New Haven.

Fire Insurance rates are to be reduced in Los Angeles, Cal. The amount of the reduction has not been made public.

Chief Ray Tiller, of Waterloo, la., in his annual report to the City Council, calls attention that the “newest piece of apparatus,” was purchased in 1926, and one unit is twenty years old. The city has $13,705 for replacement of equipment.

Chief George Haggerty, Berkeley, Cal., has succeeded in having fire insurance rates in his city reduced 7.15 per cent, following extensive negotiations with the Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific. Active fire prevention work of the department was credited with the change in rates.

Business Section of Thor, Ia., Razed A few charred walls are all that remain of the business section of Thor, Ia., after it was visited by a fire which caused damage estimated at $1,000,000. The fire started before dawn. Before the (fames were brought under control, aid had to be called from nearby towns.

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