Fire Conference Held in Massachusetts

Issue 10 and Volume 90.

Fire Conference Held in Massachusetts The third annual Northeastern Forest Fire Conference was held September 9 and 10, with meetings in the Myles Standish State Forest in South Carver, Mass., in the Hotel Samoset at Plymouth, and in the Shawme State Forest. There was an attendance of 160 and all the New England States, except Maine, were represented. A serious fire hazard in the latter state prevented the forestry officials from attending. A demonstration and exhibition was held of various types of forest fire trucks, including gasoline driven pumps, tank trucks, and a new type of truck that can force its way through the woods along a fire line. Smoke bomb signals and portable radio equipment were also tested. District Forest Warden Charles Woodman, of Oxford, Mass., was in charge. Visits were made to water holes and trips were made to the plants of the Plymouth Cordage Company and the…

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