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.