Northwest Arkansas Firemen Convene

Issue 7 and Volume 85.

Northwest Arkansas Firemen Convene Chief Freeman Newman of Berryville, Ark., was elected President of the Northwest Arkansas Firemen’s Association at their convention held in Berryville, June 21-22. During the afternoon of the first day there was a barbecue and in the evening, the Berryville Fire Department gave an exhibition drill. Firemen were guests at a local theatre. The following morning there was an exhibition of the motion picture, “The Salvage Man.” Assistant Chief John Dixon, Jr., of Fort Smith, led a round table discussion. Lawrence Evans, Assistant Drillmaster, Tulsa, lectured on the subject of ladders and knots and gave demonstrations. The care and operation of motors and pumps were explained by A. B. Busby, Engineer, American-LaFrance Fire Engine Company. George D. Suter, Engineer, Arkansas Fire Prevention Bureau, spoke on “Fire Streams and Fire Department Hydraulics.” There was a demonstration of streams, ladders and pumps. The convention closed with a dance.…

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