Leadership

GOV. ROOSEVELT VETOES BILL TO PAY FIREMEN’S EXPENSES

Issue 9 and Volume 84.

GOV. ROOSEVELT VETOES BILL TO PAY FIREMEN’S EXPENSES Measure Provided for Expenses of Paid Firemen Attending Schools and a Per Diem Sum Plus Expenses for Volunteer Firemen in State REGARDLESS of the support given by Fire Chiefs in New York State and the approval given by the New York Legislature, the bill drafted to pay the expenses of paid firemen attending the Zone Fire Schools, and the expenses and a sum to compensate volunteer firemen for wages lost while attending the school, failed to secure the Governor’s signature. In vetoing the bill, Governor Roosevelt wrote, “It is not in keeping with the spirit which I know exists among volunteer firemen.” The bill has had a considerable history. At the convention of the New York State Fire Chiefs’ Association, held at Utica, N. Y., in 1930, a general discussion was held relative to the Zone Fire Schools in various districts in…

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