Rhode Island Chiefs Meet

Rhode Island Chiefs Meet

The monthly meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Rhode Island was held in North Scituate on the evening of May 19. The club was the guest of Chief Crowley and the men of the North Scituate Fire Department.

A real old-fashioned New England bean suppey was enjoyed by all the members.

Following the meeting, there was a round table discussion led by Mr. Arnold on forest fire problems that arise throughout the state. The Coventry fire was the principal discussion problem.

Mr. LeRamsdell of the North Scituate Department, showed colored movies of the Coventry forest fire and also of the Fall River conflagration.

Rhode Island Chiefs Meet

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Rhode Island Chiefs Meet

John P. Crowe, Assistant State Forest Fire Warden of Massachusetts, was the speaker at the April meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Rhode Island, held at Oaklawn, Cranston. Mr. Crowe stressed educating the public in fire prevention in the woodlands and open spaces, as well as in the closely built-up sections of the cities and towns.

The Club went on record as favoring the command of forest fires in Rhode Island be given to the city and town forest fire wardens, and not to District State Wardens. The Club voted to change the regular meeting date to the third Tuesday of each month, except June. July and August.

An invitation was accepted to attend the dedication of a firemen’s memorial in Woonsocket on Firemen’s Memorial Sunday, June 11, 1939.

William H. Mason, a member of the Rhode Island Bureau of Firemen’s Relief. was elected to life membership for conspicuous service to the firemen of the State. A.