Chiefs Discuss Fire Department Administration

Issue 12 and Volume 91.

Chiefs Discuss Fire Department Administration By HARRY BELKNAP Forestry Protection, Control of Arson, and Other Matters Taken Up at I. A. F. C. Annual Conference THE sixty-sixth annual conference of the International Association of Fire Chiefs was held at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, La., from Tues- day, September 27, to Friday, September 30. This is a continuation of the Thursday morning session, previous accounts having appeared in the issues of October and November. California Forestry Protection An interesting paper on “Rural Fire Protection” was read by Harold P. Bowhay, State Forest Ranger, California Division of Forestry, Bakersfield, Cal. He told of the California plan for fire protection for rural districts which started nine years ago with the purchase of four fire trucks. Today there are 280 vehicles used and a territory of 8,003 square miles in area is given protection in Kern county. A headquarters and eight fire stations…

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