Large Departments With Large Resources Will Benefit All

Issue 7 and Volume 133.

Large Departments With Large Resources Will Benefit All features The Editor’s Opinion Page In September, at Miami Beach, the International Association of Fire Chiefs will hold its 107th annual conference which in itself is a tribute to the association. There are few organizations of any kind in this country which have lasted so long, and with such continuous growth. The first meeting of the association, initially called the National Association of Fire Engineers, was held in Baltimore, Md., and as one chief engineer put it, “with the view of congregating the chiefs and heads of department for a free discussion of all matters pertaining to the welfare of the several fire organizations of the country.” He favored an interchange of opinion, and thought that “much good would be derived in discussing the question of how best to contend against fires.” In effect, he stated a policy for the association that…

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