Dominion Association in Session this Week
The fifteenth annual convention of the Dominion Association of Fire Chiefs is being held this week at Vancouver, B. C. The sessions began on July 31 and will continue until August 3. A program, including notable features of entertainment and many practical papers durnig the business sessions, has been arranged.
The indications at the opening were for a very large and successful gathering, chiefs from all sections of the Dominion being in attendance.
A large party including some forty chiefs and their families left Toronto on July 25 via the Canadian Pacific Railway and its steamship line. The party were taken from Port McNichol, across Lake Superior to Fort William, where special cars were waiting to take them to Banff, Alta. Here the entire membership were entertained by Chief Hill, his firemen and their wives. The party, which was in charge of G. E. Thomas, of the American LaFrance Company, of Canada, then proceeded to the convention at Vancouver.
A more detailed account of the convention will appear in next week’s issue.
Appropriation to Make Boston Schools Safer—The city of Boston, Mass., proposes to appropriate the sum of $562,301 for extensive alterations in about ten school buildings and for the provision of fire escapes.