New York Chiefs Have Big Meeting The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs held its annual convention in Utica, N. Y., on May 19 to 21 inclusive. The meeting was featured by the biggest attendance in recent years, nearly 200 having registered. A very effective program was arranged by the Secretary, Chief Chris W. Noll of Poughkeepsie, and the convention details at Utica were handled in a highly efficient manner by Joseph N. Sullivan. Commissioner of Public Safety. The forenoon of the first day was occupied by routine business of the association, and in the afternoon the technical program was taken up. Chief Leon H. Ingersoll, of Cincinnatus, N. Y., spoke on “Why the Rural Fire Chief Should be a Member of the New York State Fire Chiefs Association.” and advanced very convincing arguments for such membership.