Among the Buffs

Issue 9 and Volume 109.

Among the Buffs YOU CAN FORGET the oratory and reports at the International Fire Buffs Association Convention recently held in Newark. The real convention story broke in New York City where the Third Alarm Association hosted the visiting buffs. The Third Alarmers entertained the fans in a suite on the 27th floor of the Governor Clinton Hotel. The rooms were open and maimed continuously from 6:30 Saturday night until 6 o’clock the following evening. Two radios were constantly tuned to borough frequencies and perhaps 140 alarms were logged during the time the buffs swapped lies about the merits of their respective departments. But along about 2:30 Sunday afternoon the parley began to lag. Stalwarts from Baltimore’s Box 414 Association decided to call it a weekend and as they left their parting remarks were: “Just as soon as we leave, all Hell will bust loose.” And that’s exactly what happened. At…

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