Colorado State Firemen Meet
The annual convention of the Colorado State Firemen’s Association was held at Boulder. Col., on July 5, 6 and 7. There was a large attendance of members from all over the state, there being more than 400 delegates present, including the members of the Denver Volunteer Firemen’s Association and other similar organizations.
The State Firemen’s Association, it was announced, has a membership of some 4,000 firemen. They are located in 100 cities and towns of the state. The financial status of the organization, according to the report of the treasurer, is very strong.
At the election of officers Charles E. Krieger, of Englewood, was made president and the following other officers were elected: William A. Shellebarger, Castle Rock, first
vice-president; O. P. Kelly, Loveland, second vice-president; Frank H. Clark, Palisades, third vice-president; E. W. Lindberg, Holyoke, Colo., fourth vice-president; E. W. Furey, Denver, historian; J. F. McCormick, Denver, re-elected secretary for the sixth term; Fred C. Vertrees, Englewood, treasurer.
Several honorary members were elected by the association, among them being: J. E. Keough, Denver; Leonard Day,
San Francisco; Lafayette Hughes, Denver, and W. L. Johnson, Denver.
On the last day of the convention a fire-fighting demonstration took place in which the Earl building on Pearl Street, Boulder, was theoretically burned to the ground. The apparatus were summoned in the usual way by alarm and a demonstration given the same as for an ordinary fire.
Tampa Awards Over $1,000,000 Water Works Contracts— Contracts in excess of $1,000,000 have been awarded by the Tampa, Fla., city commission for the construction of the new city water works that includes filtration and softening plants, extension of distributing system, machinery and equipment. Nicholas S. Hill, Jr., of New York is the consulting engineer on the construction of this project.