Southwestern New York Volunteer Firemen Meet

Issue 10 and Volume 97.

Southwestern New York Volunteer Firemen Meet Old and new methods of putting out fires were demonstrated at Gowanda, New York, on August 4, during a series of exhibitions arranged for the Southwestern Volunteer Firemen’s Association convention held on August 3 and 4. The demonstrations were arranged by Battalion Chief Harold R. Becker of the Buffalo Fire Department. Dr. Frank Tyler, of Fluvanna, was elected president of the association to succeed Dexter L. Brown, Cuba. Other officers elected were: J. F. Dunning, Bolivar; James Boser, Allegany; William Ogolvie, Fredonia, and Frank Lorenz, Angola, vice presidents; Percy Collins. Belfast; Ernest Sloat, Gowanda; Thomas Bretz, Ripley and William E. Hull. Hamburg, directors; John Reilly. Dunkirk. sergeant-at-arms; Samuel Beckman. Lake View, assistant sergeant-at-arms. Benson C. Smith, Cuba, was reelected treasurer and Robert Brown, Holland, was re-elected secretary. Seth T. Cole, Albany, addressed the convention at the opening day’s business meeting, advocating an educational program…

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