Leadership

IAFC Conference in Salt Lake City

Issue 11 and Volume 127.

IAFC Conference in Salt Lake City The accent was on fire service administrative problems and techniques at meetings and workshops during the 101st annual conference of the International Association of Fire Chiefs at Salt Lake City September 15-19. Commissioner John Hurley of Rochester, N.Y., was elected president at the annual election. Succeeding him as first vice president was Chief David B. Gratz of Montgomery County, Md., Fire/Rescue Services. Chief Myrle K. Wise of Denver was elected second vice president in a contest with Chief Byron D. Hollander of Oklahoma City. Chief G. A. Mitchell of Opelika, Ala., was reelected treasurer. Speaking for the first time as president at the conference banquet, Hurley promised the chiefs, “I will devote my entire time this coming year to your interests.” The new president, who succeeded Chief Beverly Wade of New Minas, Nova Scotia, added that he hopes to blend the old and new…

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