Leadership

I.A.F.C. Holds Seventy-First Annual Conference in Grand Rapids

Issue 9 and Volume 97.

I.A.F.C. Holds Seventy-First Annual Conference in Grand Rapids FIRE ENGINEERING STAFF CORRESPONDENT THE Seventy First Annual Conference of the International Association of Fire Chiefs was held at the Pantlind Hotel. Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 28 to 30 inclusive, with nearly 700 fire chiefs, apparatus equipment representatives and others—including members of the Armed Forces and the Federal Government— active in fire prevention and fire protection in attendance. From first to last the keynote was “business.” The opening session, Monday, August 28 was given over to the customary opening and memorial ceremonies, the latter being particularly impressive. These were conducted by Dr. K. A. Thompson of the Park Congregational Church, with Chief Daniel Tierney reading the list of the deceased. The memorial ceremony was highlighted by the adoption of a resolution of condolence to Chief and Mrs. Edward C. Palmer, Grand Rapids, on the death of their son, Lieutenant John E. Palmer,…

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