Harriman Vetoes Mask Bill Governor Harriman, of New York State, has vetoed a bill that would have required that all permanent, paid fire departments be equipped with selfcontained breathing apparatus for smoke and gas protection. The measure had the support of the N. Y. Division of Safety, Bureau of Fire, and State Fire Fighters Association. It was opposed by the Association of Towns, the Conference of Mayors and the New York City administration. This marks the second time that efforts to bring about compulsory statewide use of safety respiratory equipment in paid fire departments failed in New York State.