Rhode Island Chiefs’ Club Meets

Issue 4 and Volume 85.

Rhode Island Chiefs’ Club Meets Thomas A. Donahue, District Chief of the Boston Fire Department and lecturer at the Boston Fire College, gave a talk on changing fire-fighting methods at meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Rhode Island that was held in Providence, March 10. President Frank Charlesworth presided. The speaker touched on some of the conflagrations that occurred during the past years and showed that in spite of improved fire-fighting methods, the losses are becoming greater. He urged that more thought be given to fire prevention. Chief Donahue was elected an honorary member of the club. The members approved an act which will be introduced in the legislature to compel every town not having an incorporated fire district, to appropriate at the annual fire meeting not less than four cents on each $100 assessed valuation. As a punishment, any town not doing so will not receive state aid…

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