Florida State Firemen’s Convention.

Issue 47 and Volume 1894 15.

Florida State Firemen’s Convention. The seventh annual convention and tournament of the Florida State Firemen’s Association at Ocala, which was held November 13, 14 and 15, was, as was anticipated a grand success. Readers of FIRE V.ND WATER will remember that the full programme, accompanied by a portrait of Chief Campbell appeared in the issue of November 3. On the first day of the convention the visitors were favorably welcomed by the mayor and the speech in response was delivered by Chief Papworth of the Sanford department, president of the association. At an informal meeting of the chiefs, at which Chief Campbell presided, it was decided to hold the hook and ladder contest on Wednesday instead of Thursday, so that the members of the Key Wes! Department might participate. The racing programme occupied much attention in the afternoon, the chief event being the coupling contest. It was won by Smith,…

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