Leadership

MAINE STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION.

Issue 11 and Volume 22.

MAINE STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. The first annual convention of the Maine State Firemen’s Association met at Portland on August 19—the president being Chief Eldridge, of that city. Nearly one hundred delegates were present, the majority in uniform. Mayor Randall welcomed the delegates, and in his address paid a very high and most deserved tribute to the worth of Chief Eldridge and the excellence of his department, for whose support (including hydrants) is annually appropriated the sum of $70,000—the largest per capita amount of any city in the United States. Chief Drake, of Gardiner, W. H. Adams, of Boston, and Chief Leighton, of Westbrook, made addresses in reply. Two papers were read,each bearing on fire service subjects. The first was by Prestiss Loring, on “ Fire departments and the relation of citizens towards them.” Mr. Loring insisted on an ample water supply; a fire alarm systemjefficient modern equipments; fair compensation for…

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