New England Chiefs to Meet June 25-27
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs held in the Parker House, Boston, on October 17, it was voted to hold the thirteenth annual convention in New Bedford, Mass., June 25-27.
Chief Edward F. Dahill, of New Bedford, told of the preparations that are being made for the convention. The directors voted to select the Hotel New Bedford as convention headquarters and to arrange the use of the New Bedford Armory for exhibits.
Plans were discussed for staging a genuine old fashioned New England clambake during the convention and for providing trips to the famous old whaling ship “Charles W. Morgan” at Round Hills; and to the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Upon a motion by Chief Oliver T. Sanborn, of Portland, Me., it was voted to appoint a committee to draw up qualifications for honorary life membership in the association and to report at the convention.
Secretary John W. O’Hearn reported the following deaths since the last meeting: Ex-Chief Philip Partenheimer, of Greenfield, Mass.; Chief Henry H. Heitman, of Waterbury, Conn.; George C. Ambrose, of Boston, and Robert Maney, of Brookline.