Convention of Provincial Chiefs

Convention of Provincial Chiefs

The Board of Directors of the Provincial Association of Fire Chiefs of Ontario, Canada, met at Stratford, April 9, and arranged for the annual convention of the association which will be held at Stratford. Oct. 14-16. The topics selected for discussion at the convention and their assignment are:

Electrical installation and their relation to the fire hazard, James Corbett, Chief Fire Dep’t. and Electrical Dep’t. of the Massey Harris Co. Ltd., Toronto; the establishment of a training school in connection with paid Fire Departments, Chief J. W. Graham, Ottawa; clean housekeeping in all buildings and its relation to the tire hazards, Chief A. B. Ten Eyck, Hamilton; the advisability of asking for Legislative enactment requiring that all municipalities conform to one standard of hose coupling and thread, N. E. Wilson C. E., Inspector, Canadian Underwriters Association; address on Fire Prevention, by F. H. Wentworth, Boston. Mass., secretary, National Fire Protection Association.

The discussion of the topics will be followed by a general discussion of any questions and any one may ask questions relative to the betterment of the fire conditions, and those present were. President, A. S. Kappelle, of Stratford; Vice-President, James Armstrong, Kingston; Secretary, L. G. Finch, Gttelp, and Directors John Thompson, Toronto, John Aitkins, London, and G. S. Murray, Windsor.

Convention of Provincial Chiefs

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Convention of Provincial Chiefs

The officers of the Provincial Association of Fire Chiefs, of Ontario, comprising its executive board, will meet at Stratford, April 9, to arrange for the annual convention of the association which will be held at Stratford, the date to be selected at the coming meeting. Chiefs and others are invited to suggest topics to be considered at the convention, and especial efforts are to be made to hold the largest and best convention in the history of the organization. City Councils are being urged to instruct their chiefs to attend the convention at the expense of the city, as the city will profit by what its chief learns and sees at the convention. The officers of the association are: A. S. Kapple, Stratford, president; E. F. Earl, Milton, vice-president; L. G. Finch, Guelph, secretary, and J. E. Keys, Galt, treasurer. John Thompson. Toronto; John Aitkens, London, and G. S. Murray, Windsor, directors.

State Fire Marshal C. C. Hammond, of Oklahoma, is urging the cities and villages of that state to compel its firemen to make monthly inspection of buildings. He went to the Legislature last year with a bill to that effect which the Legislature would not pass, believing that fire departments should be governed by their own officials and not by the state fire marshal’s department.