Fairfield County Chiefs Meet at Ridgefield, Conn.

Fairfield County Chiefs Meet at Ridgefield, Conn.

Considering the bad condition of the roads and the extreme cold, there was an excellent attendance at the monthly meeting of the Fairfield County, Conn., Fire Chiefs’ Emergency Plan, on the evening of Wednesday. December 28, 1933, at Ridgefield. Conn., there being 48 members present. The meeting was presided over by Chief Victor Veit. Stamford. President, and the members were welcomed by W. E. Rockwell. Selectman of the town of Ridgefield, and Chief Horace Walker, of the local Fire Department. An address w’as also made by Chief James N. Sullivan, President of the Fire Chiefs’ Emergency Plan, of Westchester County, N. Y. Stuart White, of the Walter Kidde Company, New York City, gave a talk on the extinguishment of fires by the use of Lux byre Freez Extinguishers. This was illustrated by a one reel film.


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Several important subjects were discussed at the meeting. One of these was the two per cent tax levied by the state of Connecticut on foreign insurance companies. Another was the question whether an exempt member of a volunteer fire company can collect from the State Firemen s Association, if injured while helping out at a fire. It was the opinion that he cannot collect. The jurisdiction of fire police at fires outside their own districts was also discussed. It was decided that the fire police cannot arrest anyone outside of their districts, but can hold the person accused for the proper authorities.

At the invitation of Chief Stapely. it was decided to hold the next meeting at Nichols, Conn., five miles North of Bridgeport, on the evening of Wednesday, January 24.

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