Virginia State Association.

Issue 22 and Volume 1893 13.

Virginia State Association. The convention of the Virginia firemen at Staunton next week promises to be of unusual interest. The programme provided by Chief Thomas Kivlighan, president of the association will take up the greater part of the week. The following topics will be discussed at the convention : Topic No. 1—Which system of water-works is the most reliable—direct pressure, reservoir or stand-pipe system ? By Captain C. D. Carter, Charlottesville Fire Department. Topic No. 2—The importance of uniformity as far as possible in standards of hose couplings and fire hydrant connections. By Captain James M. Haymaker of Friendship Fire Company No. 1, Winchester F’ire Department. Topic No. 3—The importance of all cities and towns having inspectors of buildings co-operating with the fire departments. By Captain W. II. Rodrick, Friendship Fire Company No. 3, Roanoke Fire Department. Topic No. 4—Are fire departments detrimental to the interest of insurance companies? Do…

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