Co-Operative Association of Tri-State Fire Chiefs
An organization to be known as the Co-Operative Association of Tri-State Fire Chiefs was effected at a meeting held April 19 at East Liverpool, Ohio, at the instance of Chief Arthur S. Aungst, of that city, who invited chiefs within a radius of 60 miles. The object of the new association is to promote the standardization of hose couplings and other fire equipment in order that one city may lend aid to another in case of large conflagrations. Chief Aungst was elected as president of the new organization. Chief Timmons, of Beaver Falls, Pa., was elected vice-president, and Chief D. K. Mose, of Warren, was chosen as secretary. Reports from East Liverpool state the morning was spent in discussing the proposition of standardization and inspecting the motor apparatus at the Central fire station. In the afternoon, the chiefs met for conference. Mayor Orr made the introductory remarks. This was followed with the perfecting of an organization and the adoption of a resolution recommending the standardization of all hose couplings.