Fire Conference Held in Massachusetts
The third annual Northeastern Forest Fire Conference was held September 9 and 10, with meetings in the Myles Standish State Forest in South Carver, Mass., in the Hotel Samoset at Plymouth, and in the Shawme State Forest. There was an attendance of 160 and all the New England States, except Maine, were represented. A serious fire hazard in the latter state prevented the forestry officials from attending.
A demonstration and exhibition was held of various types of forest fire trucks, including gasoline driven pumps, tank trucks, and a new type of truck that can force its way through the woods along a fire line. Smoke bomb signals and portable radio equipment were also tested. District Forest Warden Charles Woodman, of Oxford, Mass., was in charge.
Visits were made to water holes and trips were made to the plants of the Plymouth Cordage Company and the Maxim Motor Company. A banquet was held at the hotel in Plymouth.
Speakers were Maxwell C. Hutchins, State Fire Warden of Massachusetts; Assistant State Fire Warden Lathrop, Connecticut; District Fire Warden Charles Young, New Hampshire; Fire Commissioner Henry Walton, Plymouth; Crosby Hoar, of the United States Forest Service; Harold O. Cook, Massachusetts State Forester; Representative Ira Ward, and John P. Crowe, Assistant State Fire Warden of Massachusetts. An invitation was received and accepted to hold next year’s conference in New Hampshire.