Chiefs’ Plan Holds Last Meeting of Season
The regular monthly meeting of the Fire Chiefs’ Emergency Plan, and the last for the summer season, was held at Fire Headquarters, Greenwich, Conn., on the evening of Wednesday, June 21. Ex-Chief James N. Sullivan, the newly-elected President of the Plan, presided at the meeting, and asked First Selectman English, of Greenwich, in the absence of the Mayor, to welcome the members. A silver mounted gavel was presented to the President by Ex-Chief McCullough, and Ex-Captain Mangini. Standing Committees for the year were announced by the Chair, the Chairmen being as follows: Entertainment, Chief Steuhl; Membership, Ex-Chief Lambert; Ways and Means, ExDeputy Chief Roy Wooley: Publicity, Secretary Riviere; Constitution and By-laws, Secretary Riviere; Civic, Chief Brennan; Welfare, Ex-Chief McCullough; Fellowship, ExChief Travis; Education, Chief Chambers; Financial, Secretary Riviere; Sick, Chief Brennan, Verplanck; Connecticut, Chief Veit.
There was considerable discussion pro and con on the proposed Building Code for Westchester County, and also on the question of limiting trade discussions and demonstrations at meetings. The latter was finally left to the discretion of the Education Committee.
An interesting account of a celluloid fire at North Arlington, N. J., was given by Chief Brennan, of Pelham Manor. The subject of film hazards was discussed by other Chiefs.
The invitation of Chief Frederick C. Messinger, of Briarcliff Manor, N. Y., was accepted, and the next meeting, to take place on Wednesday, October 18, will be held in that village.
Refreshments were served by the Greenwich Fire Department.
Fire hose threads in Kewaunee, Wis., will be recut to conform with the National Standard. The state has provided the necessary equipment free of cost.