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THE BENEFITS TO BE DERIVED FROM A FIREMEN’S CONVENTION.

Issue 19 and Volume 42.

THE BENEFITS TO BE DERIVED FROM A FIREMEN’S CONVENTION. In a paper on the above subject, read last summer by R. Alvan Beisel, of Hazleton, Pa., before the fourth annual convention of the SixCounty Firemen’s association, which met at Mahanoy City, Pa., the author deprecated the too commonly received idea, one, as he insists, put forward by “A Jersey Volunteer” in our “correspondence column” on October 9, 1907, that firemen’s conventions and, incidentally, parades are mere excuses for junkets. After enumerating comforts and niovnients heloneimr to the such gatherings not only serve for relief and personal enjoyment, but, also, promote “unity of action and liberal exchange of ideas” among those interested in this subject of firefighting. The great improvement in the personnel and equipment of fire departments all over the country he sets down to the credit of these conventions and parades, where alone the opportunity for exchanging ideas and…

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