Funeral Aid Adopted by Iowa Firemen

Funeral Aid Adopted by Iowa Firemen

The Iowa Firemen’s Association at its last convention adopted a plan of funeral aid for its members. This division of its activities, according to Secretary E. E. Parsons, Marion, la., is under the charge of a separate sub-body known as the Iowa Firemen’s Funeral Aid Association. The plan as adopted is for the members to pay $2 dues, one dollar for the dues of the parent association and the other to be devoted to the funeral fund. On the death of a member the funds thus accumulated is at once paid over to his family, amounting to one dollar for each member up to $500, the limit of the payment. An assessment of one dollar is then called for from each member, which brings the fund back to the amount required in case of the next death.

The next convention of the Iowa Firemen’s Association—the forty-ninth—is to be held at Manning, on September 14 and 15, 1926, and will be conducted along the same lines as that held at Ames on October 13-16 of this year, including the Short Course for Firemen, which proved so successful. It is expected that the school will be much better attended next year, as the benefits to be derived are now well known.

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