Groce Heads Washington Firemen

Issue 10 and Volume 85.

Groce Heads Washington Firemen Delegates to the tenth annual convention of the Washington State Firemen’s Association convention held in Yakima, Wash., August 25-28. urged rural areas to organize and purchase equipment specially designed to fight fires outside the city limits. Departments in all Washington cities would agree to house the apparatus and man it in case of fire, providing the rural areas would agree to let the equipment be used by the city in case of emergency. The firemen were welcomed by Mayor W. W. Stratton in the Chamber of Commerce auditorium. A plan was adopted for relief of firemen’s widows and orphans. This provides for immediate payment of $500 on the death of the fireman. The fund will be replenished by assessment of members. The Yakima Fire Department gave an exhibition in laying and handling fire hose. W. A. Groce, Olympia, was elected President; Lyle J. Ficklin, Kalama, First…

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