Two New York Fire Department Events

Two New York Fire Department Events

A memorial service to the members of the New York fire department, who lost their lives during the year in performance of their duties and from natural causes was held in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Sunday, June 3. five hundred members of the department attending. The firemen were led in the procession by Chief Kenlon. Other department officials present were: Captain Thomas Larkin, chief of the the school of instruction; Captain William Lennon, of the department headquarters, and Honorary Deputy Robert Mainzer. Bishop Manning was assisted by Dean Howard Chandler Robbins, Canon Robert E. Jones, Chaplain Joseph H. Ivie, and the Rev. Wilson MacDonald, Chaplain Ivie called the roll of the dead firemen and “taps” were sounded.

At the Town Hall, New York City, on May 14 the New York City fire department band, under the leadership of its bandmaster, George F. Briegel, gave an excellent program very creditably. The occasion was a Town Meeting under the auspices of the Civic Forum and the League for Political Education, the subject being “Fighting Fire in New York.” George Gordon Battle, presided and there was an address by Chief John Kenlon.

The New York fire department quartet also sang some selections. The hall was crowded to the doors.

Box 52 Association Holds Meeting—The April meeting of the Box 52 Association, of Boston, was held at the office of the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company on Franklin Street, Boston. A. D. Wheeler spoke on “Fire Alarm Systems,” President P. Hildreth Parker, of the association, presided. Chief James M. Casey, of the Cambridge fire department, was among the guests.

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