Massachusetts Chiefs Hold Meeting

Massachusetts Chiefs Hold Meeting

There was a large attendance at the October meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts, held October 19, in the Parker House, Boston. The meeting was preceded by a luncheon.

A telegram was read from San Diego, Cal., extending greetings from the New England chiefs at the International Convention. The following addresses were made: “Fire Hazards and Protection in Electrical Properties. Transformers, sub-Stations, and High Tension Lines,” by C. J. Walker, of the N. E. Power Association; “Fire Prevention Activities in Telephone Central Offices,” by J. G. Daley, of the N. E. Telephone Company, and “Conductivity of Water and Chemical Streams in Electrical Fires,” by C. D. Mowry.

Those who took part in discussion were P. C. Charnock, of the New England Insurance Exchange; Alfred N. Miner, Chief Charles L. McCarthy, of Worcester; Chief Frank Tracy, of Woburn; Walter L. Wedger, former Massachusetts State Chemist; Chief Daniel B. Tierney, of Arlington; Chief James M. Casey, of Cambridge; Chief Orville O. Ordway, of Reading; Chief Thomas Qualey, of Medford; Chief William C. Mahoney, of Peabody; Chief George L. Johnson, of Waltham; Chief F’red A. Clark, of Attleboro; George L. F’ickett, Supt. of Fire Alarms, Boston; John Campbell, of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company; and Harold W. DeVere, of the Boston Fyre Freeze Company.

A topic committee was appointed to consist of Chief William C. Mahoney, of Peabody; Chief Charles L. McCarthy, of Worcester; Chief Edward F. Dahill, of New Bedford; Chief George L. Johnson, of Waltham; and Chief Fred A. Clarke, of Attleboro. Announcement was made that the November meeting will be held in Springfield.

The following have been elected to membership:

Chief James S. Koen, Salem; Chief M. J. Shea, Fitchburg; Chief Preston Stewart, Hopkinton; Chief James J. Evans, Everett; Chief William D. Horne, Millbury; (honorary) Alfred N. Miner, Chairman Mass. State Fire Prevention Committee; Percy Bugbee, of the N. F. P. A.; C. W. Mowry, of Associated Factory Mutuals; H. S. Russell, of the Mass. Farm Bureau Federation; Ralph W. Pendleton, Secretary of the State Fire Prevention Committee; Edward W. Roemer, President N E Building Officials Conference; George S. Parker, of the Mass. Association of Real Estate Boards; Franklin H. Wentworth, Managing Director of the N. F. P. A.; and Charles F. Danforth, Secretary of the Mass. Mutual Fire Insurance Association.

Massachusetts Chiefs Hold Meeting

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Massachusetts Chiefs Hold Meeting

William A. L. Bazeley, State Commissioner of Conservation, was the speaker at the February meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts. Chief Selden R. Allen, of Brookline, presided. A committee was appointed to study the question of standardization of couplings used on small hose for forest fire work. This committee is composed of John S. Caldwell, of the New England Insurance Exchange; Ex-Chief John P. Crowe, of Westboro, Assistant State Forest Warden; Chief Edward F. Dahill, of New Bedford; Chief John W. O’Hearn, of Watertown; and John Parker, of Boston. Chief Timothy Driscoll, of Peterborough, N. H., and John F. Knight, Commissioner of Electric Lines and Streets, Somerville, Mass., were elected to membership in the club.

Booster Tanks Successful in LaPorte, Ind.—The Fire Department in La Porte, Ind., has done away with all large chemical tanks and have been successful in using booster tanks. The department has two platoons. This plan was followed even before the two-platoon system was made compulsory by a state law.