New Haven County Chiefs Meet
The annual meeting and banquet of the Fire Chief’s Emergency Plan of New Haven County was held at the Oasis, Brandford, Conn., on May 19.
The following officers were elected: President, Chief Ernest Hanson, East Haven; First Vice-President, Chief John T. Bennett, Ansonia; Second VicePresident, Chief Wesley Kantack, South Meriden; Third Vice-President, Chief Raymond C. Spencer, Hamden; Treasurer, Chief Arthur Harris, Meridan; Secretary Chief John Pachl, Annex Fire Department, New Haven; Directors, Chief Richard Williams. Cheshire; Cap tain Edward Donovan, Milford and Captain Vincent Lee of West Haven; Chap lain, Rev. Edward E. Holahan, New Haven.
Assistant Chief Spaine of New Haven served as Toastmaster and introduced the various officers and speakers. Herbert F. Hotchkiss, Supreme Secretary of the Royal Arcanum, who is a spark of the Boston hire Department, gave a talk on the activities of the Boston Auxiliary hire Department.
The principal speaker of the evening was Deputy Chief William H. Taubert of the Second Division of the New York City Department, who spoke on the subject of “Unusual Fires.”