New Jersey Signal Association Meets

New Jersey Signal Association Meets

The New Jersey Municipal Signal Association held a meeting at East Orange, N. J., on May 10. At this meeting most of the Fire Departments of Northern New Jersey were represented. The members were welcomed by Mayor Martin and Commissioner Slack, of East Orange. A visit to the Bloomfield. N. J., Fire Alarm Headquarters was included, under guidance of a representative of the Gamewell Company. The headquarters is in a building especially built for the purpose, and its apparatus is of thelatest and most up-to-date pattern. W. Olsen, who is in charge of the headquarters, acted as host and pointed out the features of the installation.

Many important matters relating to fire alarm signaling were brought up at the meeting. It was decided to hold the next meeting on July 19. at Long Branch, N. J.. the host on that occasion being J. C. Dempsey.

Chief John J. McElligott added sixty-three firemen to the New York Fire Department, promoted five Lieutenants to Captains and five Captains to the rank of Battalion Chief. Lieut. Wesley Williams, Negro, was the first of his race to become Captain. He is the only Negro officer in the department.

New Jersey Signal Association Meets

New Jersey Signal Association Meets

Several talks and demonstrations formed the program for the monthly meeting of the New Jersey Municipal Signal Association at Bayonne, N. J. E. W. Davis, of the Simplex Wire and Cable Company, spoke on the new wire and cable for telegraph messages. W. M. Runyon, Crouse Hinds Corporation, described and exhibited explosion proof fittings. Frank Gunther, of the Radio Engineering Laboratories, spoke on and demonstrated ultra high frequency. Lieut. Doyle, in charge of Bayonne police radio, spoke of the service rendered by radio in his city and he demonstrated the communication of cars with each other and with police headquarters. Mr. Stratz, of the Home Light Electric Generator Company, demonstrated floodlighting at fires. He used Rescue Squad No. 1. of the Bayonne Fire Department.

The next meeting of the association will be held at Ridgewood, N. J., January 18.