Date Set for N. Y. Chiefs’ Convention

Date Set for N. Y. Chiefs’ Convention

The New York State Fire Chiefs’ Association will meet at Troy, N. Y., on June 5-7 in conjunction with the usual conference of city officials. The headquarters hotel has not been selected. For many years this association has been meeting at the same time that the annual conferences have been arranged for mayors and city officials of New York state.

One of the Oldest Fire Engines in the United States This fire apparatus, originally purchased by St. Martinville, La., in 1810, is said tn be the second oldest fire engine in the United States. The motto on the body dates hack from the period when it was popularly believed that a visitation of fire was punishment for some religious violation. Note the long handles on each side of the apparatus which the volunteer firemen of that day worked up and down in order to force water through the short hose lines.

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