Conventions of Kansas Associations

Conventions of Kansas Associations

The annual convention of the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs and the Kansas State Firemen’s Association were held at Salina, Kan., on October 2 to 5. There was a very large attendance of both chiefs and members of the Kansas fire departments, beside many state and city officials. Chief Joseph Hanlon, of the Topeka fire department, presided. Among the speakers at the two conventions were; President Hanlon; E. T. Hussey, state fire marshal; Frank L. Iravis, state superintendent of insurance; Walter A. Layton, city manager, Salina; Mayor Herbert J. Corwine, Topeka; Thomas R. Johnson, Indianapolis; Mayor Harry Burton. Kansas City; W. C. Hodges. Kansas inspection bureau; and Chiefs John McNarrey, Kansas City; Ed. Bulger, Hutchinson; George Mohrbacher, Marysville; A1 Brownewell, Wichita; Walter Buell, Parsons.

Leavenworth, Kan., was chosen as the convention city for 1923, the date to be fixed later. The League of Kansas Muncipalities invited the associations to meet with them next year, and they accepted, providing that the League select Leavenworth as their place of meeting, the date to be left to the League.

The officers elected by the Fire Chiefs were as follows: President, Chief E. C. Bulger, Hutchinson; vice-president, Chief G. L. Light, Liberal; secretary-treasurer. Chief K. 13. Doyle, Wamago; hoard of directors, the officers and Chief Otto Geisler, Leavenworth.

Officers of the state association were: president, W. M. Witt, Clay Center; first vice-president. J. Irwin Gabel, Holton; second vice-president, Jas. M. Wall, Kansas City; secretary, K. D. Doyle, Wamego; treasurer, George T. Mohrbacher. Marysville; executive committee, officers and W. B. Higgins, Solomon; Fred Angel, Tonganoxie, and Chares Marsh, Peabody.

It is proposed by the K. S. F. A. to send “Jumping Jack, the Fire Prevention Clown,” to the next International Association convention at Richmond to show the Kansas idea of teaching Fire Prevention in the schools.

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