Co-operation Among State Fire Prevention Associations.
The increasing number of state fire prevention associations and the possibilities of embarrassment to the general movement due to the various minor differences in their methods of operation has led President C. M. Goddard, of the National Fire Protection Association, to address a communication to the presidents of the state organizations suggesting the benefits of co-operation with one another and with the national organization. It is believed by the latter that there should be established some medium through which comparison of effort, mutual suggestion and helpfulness, and agreement as to the legitimate and proper functions of such associations may be possible. For the realization of this object the national association proposes to add to its standing committees a committee which shall include as members accredited representatives of those various state fire prevention associations which are active members of the national body. It is the idea of the national association that this new committee, constituted as suggested, shall give special consideration to those aspects of fire prevention which can best be handled through the state associations, promote the organizations of such associations, and supply the function of a general clearing house for such information as may be of common interest and benefit. Presiwill be quick to see the value of such co-operation, and hopes to be able to make up the proposed committee at the fourteenth annual meeting of the national association, to lie held in Chicago in May of this year.