Illinois Firemen Meet in Decatur

Issue 10 and Volume 85.

Illinois Firemen Meet in Decatur Building inspections and fire prevention topics had important parts on the program of the Illinois Firemen’s Association held in Decatur, September 13-15. The association was welcomed by Mayor O. W. Smith, and President Haderlein spoke for the organization. In the evening the firemen were entertained at the Elks Country Club. George Anderson, First Assistant State Fire Marshal, took the place of S. L. Legried, Fire Marshal. He urged every city to have a zoning ordinance and urged cooperation between the state department and Fire Chiefs. H. W. Langer, Engineer, Underwriters’ Laboratories, Chicago, spoke at the afternoon session. The talk by Chief Knol, of Cicero, was on cooperation of the public in fire prevention matters. Chief J. W. Just, Fire Department Instructor for the Illinois Inspection Bureau, spoke on “Inspections and its Relations to Fire Fighting.” There was considerable discussion on the question of making outside…

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