Firemen at Fire Prevention Congress
GENERAL NEWS ARTICLE
The firemen who were delegates to the fire Prevention Congress, held at Philadelphia, Oct. 13-18, were Acting Chief John J. Meskill, ex-Chief W. H. Johnson and Inspector Win. McDevitt of Phiadelphia; Chiefs W. H. Joynes, of Richmond, Va.; H. A. Foster, of Glenside, Pa.; Deputy Chief William Guerin, in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau of New York; Assistant Chief C. B. Whyler, of Cleveland, O.: O. Meyers, Jr., of Southampton. Pa., president Buck County Firemen’s Association; I. A. Harris, financial secretary Penn State Firemen’s Association: S. D. Craig, of Sharon Hill, Pa., secretary Delaware County Firemen’s Association, and George Humphreys. fire patrol, of Derby, Pa.
Deputy Chief Guerin of New York was one of the principal speakers on several topics, and gave the congress a great deal of information relative to fire departments. Chief Guerin recommended the establishment of a federal bureau of fire prevention and said that the National Board of Fire Underwriters should not be allowed to arbitrarily fix all conditions of fire risk.