NEW JERSEY CHIEFS TAKE LEAD IN ORGANIZING EASTERN SECTION

NEW JERSEY CHIEFS TAKE LEAD IN ORGANIZING EASTERN SECTION

At Meeting of Board of Directors on February 17 Plans for New Organization Are Developed—Committee Appointed

ON Thursday evening, February 17th, the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Association met at the Newark Athletic Club to take initial steps toward the formation of the Eastern Fire Chiefs Association, one of the sectional organizations of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Chief Charles W. Greenfield, President of the New Jersey Association, presided and plans for developing the Eastern organization were discussed. As a result of the discussion a motion was made and carried to the effect that the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Association take steps to co-operate in the organization of the Eastern Fire Chiefs Association, which is to be a section of the International.

The motion was carried unanimously.

A committee was appointed to arrange for a meeting of delegates from the five states included in the Eastern section and at which meeting definite steps toward the organization will be made. The committee appointed consists of President Charles W. Greenfield of the N. J. Association; I. H. Case. Chairman of Publicity and Membership of the International Association and Honorary Member of the N. J. Association, and Fred Shepherd, Editor of the International Fire Chief and Honorary Member of the N. J. Association.

The states to be included in the Eastern organization include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland.

The New Jersey Association, one of the livest state associations in the country, now counts among its members over 650 fire department officials.

Eighty Years Old, Still Active as Chief Chief George A. Wallace, head of the fire department in Cleveland, Ohio,, and eighty years of age, is still active as the department head. When Chief Wallace was a fireman the city had seventy-three firemen, and of all this number he alone survives. He joined the department on Tune l, 1869, fifty-eight years ago, and he still has the blanket and the fire helmet that was issued to him when he was a plain fireman.

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