Webster, Chief of Willimantic, Conn.
Wade V. Webster has been appointed chief of the fire department at Willimantic, Conn., to fill the position made vacant by the resignation of Chief Henry J. Kelly. Six months ago. Chief Kelly was granted a leave of absence due to illness, and at the expiration of this leave, he presented his resignation.
Chief Webster has a fire-fighter’s career that dates back to the early volunteer department days. He was a member of the Alert Hose Company, then became foreman, and was finally made chief. It was largely due to his efforts that the twoplatoon system was established in Willimantic. He served as president of the Connecticut State Firemen’s Association, and is a member of the Connecticut Fire Chief’s Club. Chief Webster is well known in state fire department circles.