New Jersey Fire Chiefs

New Jersey Fire Chiefs

The semi-annual meeting of the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Convention was held in Madison, N. J., recently, and was called to order at 11.30 by the president, Wm. J. Black, Atlantic City. The president then introduced Otto H. Ross, Mayor of Madison, who congratulated the chiefs as the heads of their departments and gave them a hearty welcome to the city of Madison. Chief Doane, chairman of the State Fire Marshal Committee, reported upon the failure of the committee to get the bill passed through the Legislature this year, and thought the committee had better be discharged. After considerable discussion upon the merits of the bill, it was decided to continue the committee. A. C. Jackson, chairman of a committee to inquire into the appointments of the committee of the State Firemen’s Association, wished to know if they wanted him to continue, and after a discussion, the ommitee was discharged with thanks. The president then introduced Chief Kenlon, of the New York City Fire Department, who spoke upon the efficiency of fire departments, through equipments and training. He said this is tiie age when everything moves, and those that do not move, lose in the game of life, and the fire business like all others must keep up with the advance pace. He also told about the requirements to become a foreman in the New York City Department. After Chief Kenlon had finished a motion was made and seconded that a rising vote of thanks be extended to Chief Konlon. It was also moved and carried that Chief Kenlon he made an honorary member of the Association. The meeting then adjourned and went to the Madison House for dinner, and after dinner the members were given an automobile ride around the city. Honorary members present : Robert Woodhouse, Plainfield; C. G. Graves, Plainfield Fire Commissioner; Wm. Frail. Newark; Vincent Nash, Jr., Plainfield; John Kenlon, New York City Fire Department; Otto H. Ross, Mayor of Madison; G. Lee, New York City. Members present were: John Stagg, Paterson; August Gerstung, Elizabeth; C. S. Mount, Red Bank; T. O. Doane, Plainfield; Fred F. Decker. Westfield; Wm. J. Black, Atlantic City; Charles E. Burr. Bordentown; Fred E. Williams, Montclair; Michel A. Dunn, Hoboken; Wm. H. Matthews, Orange; Reginald H. Bowker, Passaic; Charles W. Greenfield. Kearny; Wm. Duff, Grant City, S. I.; Wm. H. McCallough, North Plainfield; F red E. Trowbridge. Morristown; Wm. F. Ingold, F.dgewater: Harry Francis, New Brunswick; Albert C. Jackson, West Summit; Wm. A h, South Orange: Samuel A. Gruver, Madison; James F. Gleason, Harrington Park; J. B. McGrath, Madison; Henry J. Werner. Hillsdale; George F.. Felch, Florhani Park; Alfred P. Smith, Madison; James H. Cavanaugh, Madison; D. M. Shea, Madison. New members were: W. W. Washer. Hohokus; Irving P. Buckell, Westwood; S. C. Hicks. Morristown; Gates B. Parsons, Morris Plains; George W. Mtilford, Graystone Park; T. Howel Johnson, Bloomfield.

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New Jersey Fire Chiefs

The State Fire Chiefs’ Association will hold its semi-annual meeting at Westfield, on Thursday, April 3. This was decided at a meeting in Trenton last week of the executive committee of the association. At that time there will be an exhibition of the Webb and Nott auto pumping engines. There are about 300 fire chiefs in New Jersey, and, owing to the fact that Westfield is so accessible, it is expected that a majority will be present at the meeting. The association met last year at Passaic and was largely attended. At the semi-annual meeting plans are discussed for the annual session which is held in Atlantic City in the fall. The Westfield firemen arc planning to give the visiting chiefs a royal good time when they visit that town. F. C. Decker is chief at Westfield.