Canadian Chiefs Hold Golden Jubilee Conference

Canadian Chiefs Hold Golden Jubilee Conference

The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs held its 50th annual conference at Hamilton, Ont., August 18 to 21. It was a fitting celebration of the association’s 50 years of service to the Canadian people. More than 500 delegates attended the four-day meeting, the largest in the CAFC’s history. The progress that the association is making in the Dominion is apparent from the membership committee’s report that 171 new members had joined since the beginning of this year.

Technical papers were presented on “Fire Department Public Relations,” by B. Richter Townsend, secretary-manager, International Association of Fire Chiefs; “Arson Detection,” by J. W. Ensinck, manager, Underwriters Investigation Bureau; “The British Fire Services,” by H. M. Smith, chief of the British Fire Services, London, England, and “Ontario Fire Training College,” by W. J. Scott, provincial fire marshal. There were also panel discussions on “The Municipal Approach” and “Fire Department Promotions.” Members of the Hamilton Fire Department under Director of Training A. E. Thompson, gave a demonstration of fire department evolutions.

Chief Donald S. Charles, Charlotte, N. C., represented the IAFC and spoke on “Your International Association.”

Newly elected CAFC officers are (seated left to right): Chiefs L. Arthur Burch, St. Catharines, Ont., immediate past president; A. H. Clark, Lakefield, Ont., secretary-treasurer; Kenneth Putnam, Kitchener, Ont., president; W. P. Donahue, Sherbrook, Que., first vice president; Walter Redman, Flin Flon, Man., second vice president; (standing left to right): Fire Marshal W. J. Scott, Toronto, Ont., IAFC director; J. L. Arnott, Toronto, Ont., conference manager; Chiefs B. R. Wade, Kentville, N. S., director; H. S. Bird, Vancouver, B. C., past president; Fred Vivian, St. Johns, Nfld., director; M. H. McKie, Moncton, N. B., director; George Fox, Toronto, Ont., director; and Reg Swansborough, Hamilton, Ont., director

Ontario Fire Marshal photo

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