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.