OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES

Retired Chief E. S. Crelin

Edmund S. Crelin, Sr., who retired as chief of the Fort Monmouth, N. J., Fire Department on January 14, died in February after a long illness. He was a former chief of the Red Bank Fire Department and started his Federal civil service career in June 1942 when he was appointed assistant fire chief. He was promoted to deputy chief in 1948 and chief of department in 1955.

Former Chief John S. Secor

John S. Secor, 64, a former chief of the Rensselaer, N. Y., Fire Department, died at his home on February 14. He was a member of the J. N. Ring Fire Company from 1932 to 1934 and chief from 1934 to 1939. —C. Proper

Captain J. B. Smith

Captain J. B. (Professor) Smith, in charge of training of the Camp Lejune, N. C., Fire Department since 1958, died on February 15 after a short illness. From 1944 to 1958 he was in charge of the 5th Naval District Structural Fire School. During these years he trained many hundreds of firemen from all over the United States and Canada. He also instructed at tlie Pennsylvania Fire School, the University of Maryland Fire School, and the Williamsburg, Va., Fire School.

N. T. McKennon

Noland Henry McKennon, 50, deputy fire chief at the Nevada Test Site, AEC, died of a heart attack in his home in Indian Springs on February 27. He was a member of the Nevada State Fire Chiefs Association.

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