“Metropolitan Chiefs’ Night” Observed
A dinner at the Hotel Arlington, Boston, Mass., on May 21, which was attended by nearly one hundred members and guests, was arranged to observe the annual Metropolitan Chiefs’ Night of the Box 52 Association.
At the head table were seated P. Hildreth Parker, president; Chief Daniel F. Sennott, Boston; Ex-Mayor James C. Dunn and Chief A. H. Koltonski, Rutland, Vt.; Chief Selden R. Allen, Brookline, president, Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts; and Deputy Superintendent Thomas F. Goode, Boston Police Department.
At the close of the dinner the president paid a tribute to Chief Sennott for his long years of service and he called attention to the fact that Chief Sennott was attending for the last time in his official capacity as head of his department. Chief Sennott, in replying, thanked the members of the association for their support during his term of service.
Following the dinner, moving pictures were shown of visits to China, Korea, Japan and the Hawaiian Islands by George F. Cobb_____ traffic manager of the New England Fire Chiefs’ Association, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The pictures were taken by Mr. Cobb during a trip around the world. He showed the fire departments at rest and at work.
Moving pictures of the recent Nashua, N. H., conflagration will be shown at the June meeting.
Among the Invited guests were Chief Daniel F. Sennott. Boston; Chief Selden R. Allen, Brookline, President Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts; Chief William C. Mahoney, Peabody, Past President Massachusetts State Firemens’ Association; Chief Fred A. Clark, Attleboro; Chief Thomas A. Qualey, Medford; Chief Frank E. Tracy, Woburn; Chief Orville O. Ordway, Reading; Chief Joseph A. Cribby, Somerville; Chief David H. De Courcy, Winchester; Chief James M. Casey, Cambridge; Chief George L. Johnson, Waltham; Chief John J. Hannigan, Norwood; Chief Henry J. Harrigan, Dedham; Chief J. Ralph Bacon, Weymouth; Chief Frank Charlesworth, Providence, R. I., President Fire Chiefs’ Club of Rhode Island; Chief Thomas H. Slaman, Wellesley; Chief Clarence W. Randlett, Newton; Chief T. Robert Quinlan, Needham; Chief William H. Hill, Belmont; Chief A. H. Koltonski, Rutland. Vt.; Ex-Mayor James C. Dunn, Rutland, Vt.; Assistant Chief Henry A. Fox, Boston; Deputy Chief Albert J. Caulfield, in charge of Fire Prevention Division, Boston; Supt. of Fire Alarm, George L. Fickett, Boston; Walter L. Wedger, Belmont, former State Chemist and Expert in Explosives; Lieut. Thomas M. Nary, Engine 24, Boston; Joseph J. Brennan, Aid to Chief, Belmont; Battalion Chief Louis A. Cole, Chief Mechanician, Providence, R. I.; Lieut. Frank G. Eldridge, Providence, R. I.; Capt. Daniel J. McCarthy, Belmont; Lieut. F. H. Williams, Milton; Capt. Timothy McCarthy, Weymouth; Charles A. MacKinnon, Fire Department. Bridgewater; Deputy Edward E. Williamson, Supt, of Maintenance, Boston; Captain James J. Harrington, Boston; Captain Lorenzo D. Merrill. Boston, and Deputy Supt. Thomas F. Goode. Boston Police Department.