Connecticut Firemen Meet in August
One firemen’s convention is to face present conditions. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut State Firemen’s Association held recently, the committee voted to hold the 1931 convention at West Haven, Conn., but it was unanimously decided that “the West Haven Fire Department, as host, or the civic authorities, assume no expense or go to any trouble concerning entertainment of the visitors, on account of the general economic depression” to quote David W. Harford, Secretary of the Connecticut State Firemen’s Association.
Heretofore Connecticut firemen looked forward each year to a two-day period of real entertainment and every city or town where the conventions have been held during the 47 years of the association’s existence, tried to outdo the other in various forms of entertainment. This year there will be the regular business meeting minus the side issues.
Several important propositions of much interest to the firemen of Connecticut will be presented at the August convention and it is expected, according to Secretary Harford, that there will be some changes made in the present constitution and by-laws. The matter of establishing college courses in training of firemen in Connecticut will be introduced and urged for action. According to Secretary Harford, the largest number of claims and the greatest amount of benefits involved in the history of the organization, are recorded for the fiscal year of the association which terminated on April 30.