New Chief of Stamford, Conn.

New Chief of Stamford, Conn.

Chief Victor H. Veit, who was promoted from Deputy Chief of the Stamford, Conn., fire department on June 15 to succeed Chief Harry W. Parker, resigned, has been a fireman for a few months more than twenty-five years. He entered the department in Stamford on January 14, 1895, under Chief George Bowman and was a call man attached to the South End station for some years. This was before the days of a full-time permanent fire fighting force in that city. The new chief has had a splendid record. On June 19, 1902, he was appointed captain of Engine company No. 1, then housed in the old. Luther street station. He was promoted assistant chief of the department on November 13, 1905, but still continued to hold his position as a foreman at the Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company. The position of full time Deputy Chief was created on June 30, 1915, and Chief Veit gave up his work at the Yale & Towne factory to devote his entire time to fire department work.

chief Victor H. Veit, Stamford, Conn.

The new chief is a comparatively young man considering that he has been in the department 25 years. He has just passed his forty-seventh birthday. Chief Veit and Ex-Chief Parker have worked together with the closest co-operation and the best of feeling for years, and the new chief is thoroughly familiar with every detail connected with his new position. Chief Veit has been the fire marshal of Stamford for some years, and has charge of the inspection and fire prevention work. He has proven very efficient in this particular line. Since he became fire marshal the occupants of stores and basements where there has been a tendency to allow rubbish and waste paper to accumulate have been checked up frequently and compelled to do away with one of the most common causes of fires.

New York Schools to Study Fire Prevention

The New York Board of Education has introduced the study of fire prevention into the schools of the city boroughs, having made an initial installation of 25,000 copies of the manual “Safeguarding the Home Against Fire,” as a basis for regular study of the subject.

The Kansas State Firemen’s Association and the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs will hold their annual meetings at the same time and place, Hutchinson, October 4, 5 and 6. The meeting of the Firemen’s Association is its 33rd annual and of the Chiefs’ Association, the 4th. It is planned to have a program of unusual interest and value. K. D. Doyle of Wamego is secretary of both organizations.

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