Salamone Chief of Needham, Massachusetts
Captain Richard F. Salamone was appointed Chief of the Needham, Mass., Fire Department by the Board of Selectmen, taking office on January 1 as successor to Chief T. Robert Quinlan, whose retirement became effective on December 31.
He is only 36 years of age and becomes one of the youngest Chiefs in New England. He has made a splendid record in the Needham department since his appointment as a permanent man in 1927. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1931 and to Captain in 1935. He attended the firemen’s training school conducted in Brookline and also took the course at Worcester for drill masters. He is a member of the Massachusetts Fire Department Instructors’ Association and has lectured at firemen’s classes under auspices of the Massachusetts Department of Education. He is married and has three daughters.