Eastern Chiefs to Meet July 10-11
At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Association of Fire Chiefs, held at Poughkeepsie, New York, on March 28, the date for the annual Convention was set July 10-11. Poughkeepsie is the Convention City and the Nelson House will be the Headquarters’ Hotel.
Meetings will be held at Vassar Institute.
Two features of special importance will be included in the program. The first will be a paper by former Chief John Kenlon, of the New York Fire Department, on marine fire protection. Chief Kenlon, in his early days, spent considerable time on the sea. After serving in the New York Fire Department for some years, he was given charge of the marine fleet. He is therefore particularly well fitted to conduct this subject. During the trial of the officers and officials of the “Morro Castle,” recently in New York, Chief Kenlon was called in as an expert witness to testify on the subject of fire protection on boats.
The second topic of unusual interest at this time will be devoted to the work of fire departments during the recent floods in the blast, Fire Chiefs located in cities affected by the Hoods will have some interesting experiences to relate to those attending the Convention.
A number of other interesting topics are also planned and will be announced later.
Those in attendance at the Directors’ meeting were; Chief Ross B. Davis, Philadelphia, Pa., President; Chief Charles E. Clark, Wayne, Pa., Secretary; Ex-Chief John Kenlon, New York City, Chairman Board of Directors; Chief Win. J. Lutz, Wilmington, Del., Director; Chief Chris. Noll, Poughkeepsie, host to this year’s meeting, and Fred Shepperd, Manager, Headquarters Office, International Association of Fire Chiefs.