FIRE PATROL OFFICERS MEET WITH I. A. F. G. IN NEW ORLEANS
Many Interesting Papers Persented and Large Attendance Reported To Meet Next Year in Portland
THE Officers Association of Fire Patrols, Salvage Corps and Protective Departments of the United States and Canada held a very successful convention in connection with the annual meeting of the I. A. F. C. at New Orleans, La., on October 20. The meeting was held in the Roosevelt Hotel and it was arranged so that the visiting chiefs could attend and then later inspect the convention exhibits.
President Schwank presided and presented a report of the year’s activities. An application for membership was presented by the Nyack Fire Patrol of Nyack, N. Y., and final action on the matter will be taken at the convention next year. At the present time the membership is limited to the commanding officers.
Acting on the resolution presented by Superintendent O’Donnell, it was voted to give Superintendent Ruane, one of the two living past presidents of the association, some token of recognition.
Included in the papers presented were the following:
Illustrated lecture on the work of the Laboratories by Mr. Muldauer of the Underwriters’ Laboratories.
“Fundamentals of Eire Insurance,” by Roy Smith, president of the Underwriters’ Salvage Corps of St. Louis.
“Sprinkler Equipment and Maintenance,” by Superintendent O’Donnell.
“Salvage Corps Records and Statistics,” by Chief Frank McAuliffe. A representative of the American District Telegraph read a paper on “Watching the Watchman.” The paper was discussed by Chief Alex Henderson of Kansas City, Mo., and by Superintendents O’Donnell, Curran, Schwank and McAuliffe. Both Chief Murphy of San Francisco and Mr. Mallalieu made remarks flattering to the organization.
Beside the fire chiefs and salvage corps superintendents present, there were E. A. Wentworth of the N. F. P. A.. W. E. Mallalieu, Ralph E. Richman, Fred Shepperd, H. K. Wilson, one of the directors of the “Fire Brigade,” George Moriey of the Gamcwell Company and others.
The members re-elected James O. Schwank, chief of the New York l ire Patrol, as president, and John Ashmead, engineer of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, as secretary A large measure of the success of the convention is due to the work of Mr. Ashmead who is known as the “Ambassador” by the fire patrol chiefs and to whom the title “the Honorable” has been prefixed by the editor of the Underwriters’ Fire Patrol bulletin.
Columbia, S. C., Firemen Receive New Uniforms—The firemen of Columbia, S. C., have received their new uniforms. They are of regulation blue serge made by a local firm.