Issue 17 and Volume 79.

WITH THE EDITOR Changing the Name of the Association The name “International Association of Fire Engineers” has become time honored, and under it. during its forty-two years of existence, the chiefs’ association has attained the dignity of the representative body of fire-fighters. But it must be remembered that the association has made the name and not the name the association. The time has now come, in the opinion of many of the members, when a change in this name is desirable. As time has gone on. custom has shortened the title of the head of the fire department from “Chief Engineer” to “Chief.” He is invariably referred to and addressed by the latter title, and the term “engineer” has almost entirely fallen into the discard, in referring to the head of the fire department. This being the case, it has seemed to many of the members of the I. A.…

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