California Chiefs fo Meet in June
The next quarterly meeting of the Northern California Fire Chiefs Association will be held in Fresno, June 9-11.
One hundred firemen attended the meeting held in Santa Cruz at which time the large number of incendiary fires in Oakland was discussed. A resolution was passed calling for the installation of automatic sprinklers and fire alarms in all apartment houses and public institutions. The chiefs opposed Bill 1423, an act repealing an act to regulate construction and occupancy of cleaning and dyeing establishments and stores for spotting and spongeing clothes. The association approved Bill 1011, an act to amend sections 2 and 5 of an act to create a State Fire Marshal, and Bill 971, an act to amend sections 1, 3, 4, and 7 and to add a new section of an act regulating cleaning and dyeing establishments.
Recent fires were described by Chief William Lutkey of Oakland, Chief Charles Brennan of San Francisco, Chief Charles Plummer of San Jose and Chief F. Noonan of Vallejo.
Battalion Chief Frank Sandy of San Francisco was elected Vice-President to succeed Chief Murphy of Piedmont who died two months previous to the meeting.