New Massachusetts Chiefs
Capt. Fred M. Ryder has been appointed Chief of the Middleboro, Mass., Fire Department, effective December 1. He succeeds Chief George R. Phillbrok, who retired. Chief Ryder has been a member of the department for thirty-eight years and Captain for thirty years.
Deputy Chief William W. Clark, has been appointed Chief of the Westfield, Mass., Fire Department. He succeeds Chief Thomas H. Mahoney who retired a short time ago.