Oregon Again Holds Joint Conference

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

Oregon Again Holds Joint Conference Echoes of the Roseburg, Ore., disaster were heard at the joint conference of the 500 members of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, the Rural Fire Districts Association and the Oregon Volunteer Firemen’s Association held June 19-22 at Seaside, Ore. The fire fighters by resolution, requested changes in the state conflagration act to speed mechanics of the law and to effectuate a more rigid state explosive act. The proposed amendment would enable the governor to call in any fire force without formally declaring martial law. The state law was by-passed in the Roseburg disaster and it is claimed a number of responding fire departments were without legal protection in answering the appeal for help. New officers elected by the three groups for the period 1960-1961 were as follows: Oregon Rural Fire Protection Districts Association: President, Merle B. Gwynn, Delake RFPD No. 2, Wacoma Beach; first vice…

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