Arrangements for Convention of Provincial Association of Fire Chiefs

Arrangements for Convention of Provincial Association of Fire Chiefs

A bulletin to members just issued by President E. F. Earl and Secretary James Armstrong, of the Provincial Association of Fire Chiefs, states that the Seventh Annual Convention of the Provincial Association of Fire Chiefs will be held in the city of Ottawa August 24 to 27, inclusive. The convention will be held in No. 4 Fire Station, situated on Cumberland street, and will be opened on Tuesday, August 24, at 10 a. m., in the large hall on the third floor. Secretary’s office and exhibits will be on the second floor and motor-driven and horse-drawn apparatus will be on the ground floor. The Secretary will be in his office on Monday evening, August 23rd, to receive dues and issue badges and programmes. The largest display of exhibits ever shown at the association’s conventions has been assured for this year. The Board of Directors has spared no effort to present live topics by experts for discussion, and they feel assured that they will be of great benefit to all who attend the convention. Chief Grabam and his co-workers are untiring in their endeavors to make this convention the banner one, and are being ably assisted by Mrs. Graham and a committee of ladies, who will see that the ladies are well looked after during their stay in Ottawa. Mayors, chairmen of committees and members of municipal councils will be present this year in goodly numbers. Two members of the association having died during the year, Chief Wm. Campbell, of Belleville, and Chief Wm. Smith, of Barrie, a memorial service will be held in Convention Hall on Tuesday evening, August 24, to be addressed by Rev. Archdeacon Mackay of All Saints’ Church, Ottawa, and representatives of the Citv Council of Belleville and Town Council of Barrie. On Thursday, 26th, there will be an inspection of the entire Ottawa Fire Department, an exhibition of the training school and drill tower, a practical demonstration of the exhibits, and a test of motor pumpers and gasoline engines, as well as a demonstration of automatic alarm systems and sprinkler systems under fire conditions. The topics announced are: “Electric Installations and Their Relation to Fire Hazards.” This will be a continuance of a paper read at the last convention. Chief Jas. Corbett, Massey-Harris Works. Toronto. “Fire Prevention and Protection for Basements and Cellars.” Chief Tames Smart. Calgary, Alta. “The Practical Efficiency of Motor Apparatus in Winter Weather, Under All Conditions.” Chief John Aitkens, London Ont. “Fire Prevention: Its Enforcement, and the Need of Education Along Fire Prevention Lines.” Wm. Guerin, exDeputv Chief and ex-head of the Fire Prevention Bureau of New York Fire Department. “Sprinkler Systems. Wet and Dry: Their Care and Efficiencv.” Chief James Corbett, MasseyHarris Co., Toronto. “Proper Safeguarding of the Lives of Inmates of Public Institutions, and Their Protection from Fire.” A. Lindback, Winnipeg. Fire Commissioner of Manitoba. “Town Planning and Fire Prevention.” A. F. Adams, Town Planner for the Dominion Government Conservation Commission. “Automatic Fire Alarms.” A. C. Wisner, of the Ontario May-Oatway Fire Alarm Systems. Tn addition, a question box will be on the Secretary’s desk, where signed or unsigned questions relating to any phase of fire prevention, protection or extinguishment, apparatus, tools or managements, may be placed, and if possible these will be answered from the floor of the convention.

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