Massachusetts Chiefs Elect Officers
Chief William C. Mahoney. Peabody, was re-elected President of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts at the annual meeting, which was held in the Parker House in Boston on May 18. Chief Frank F. Dickinson. Brockton, was elected First Vice-President; Chief Robert Tappen, Gardner. Second VicePresident; Chief Michael Shea, Fitchburg, Sergeant-at-Arms: and Chief William H. Hill. Belmont, Secretary-Treasurer.
The guest and speaker of the day was Eugene M. McSweeney. Commissioner of Public Safety of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was introduced by State Fire Marshal Stephen C. Garrity. A luncheon proceeded the meeting.
The report of Secretary Hill showed that the club has a membership of 256 including 171 active, 46 associate, 22 honorary, and 17 life members.
Chief Ray D. Wells, Falmouth, ExChief Thomas Mahoney, Westfield; Chief Herbert C. Root, Springfield; Chief Thomas H. Slaman, Welesley, and Ex-Chief Daniel F. Sennott, Boston, were chosen as the Board of Directors.
Chief Daniel B. Tierney, Arlington, Mass., President of the International Association of Tire Chiefs, and Chief John W. O’Hearn, Watertown, Mass., Secretary of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, spoke briefly regarding plans for the coming conventions of their respective organizations.
Commissioner McSweeney thanked the Chiefs for their co-operation with his department and pointed out the fact that out of 172 arrests for arson. 167 convictions had been obtained. He said that the laboratory and Bureau of Photography of his department as well as the mobile 2-way radio unit, were at the disposal of the Chiefs.
Ex-Chief Peter E. Walsh. Boston, and City Electrician William Greenlaw. Beverly. spoke briefly. The next meeting of the club will be held in Boston on September 14.