Massachusetts Firemen Elect Officers
Deputy Chief James J. King, Lawrence, was re-elected President of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association at the fifty-ninth annual convention, which was held in Boston on September 13, to 15. The other officers chosen were Captain F. T. J. McNamara, Swampscott, First Vice-President; John H. Rinehalter, Quincy, Second Vice-President; Daniel J. Looney, Boston, Secretary; M. Joseph Manning, Milton, Treasurer; W. A. Adams, Worcester, Sergeant-at-Arms; and Edward J. Coveney, Boston, Commissioner of Firemen’s Relief Fund. Captain Michael J. McGonagle, Boston, reported on legislative matters.
The Boston Fire Department put on an exhibition drill at a tower specially erected on Boston Common and there was a concert by the Boston Fire Department band.
Speakers included Governer Charles F. Hurley, Massachusetts; Fire Commissioner William Arthur Reilly, Boston; State Treasurer William E. Hurley; Dr. Herbert L. Lombard, State Department of Public Health; and George O. Mansfield, Chief Fire Inspector of the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety.
Captain John H. Day, of Lynn, made the response to the addresses of welcome. The annual memorial service was conducted by the Very Rev. Benedict McNamara, of St. Gabriel’s Monastery. A feature of the convention was a baseball game between the Boston and Brookline Fire Department teams.