I.A.F.C. CONFERENCE AT SPOKANE TO BE HELD AUGUST 5 TO 8
Board of Directors in Session in New York Lays Plans for Big Meeting
AT THE annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, during the week of January 29th, dates for the Spokane Conference were set at August 5 to 8, with headquarters at the Davenport Hotel.
The Educational Committee, meeting at the same time as the Board of Directors, formulated plans for carrying out the Educational Program for the coming year. An extensive program is planned, and a number of publications which will be of vital interest to the fire service are promised for the near future. The Board of Directors created the office of Managing Director of the Association which will be filled by some outstanding fire chief who has had wide experience in the educational field. This is to get a full-time job.
During the Board of Directors meeting, the Committee on Revision of Constitution and By-Laws held several sessions and brought this work near to completion.
Those attending the meeting included: Chief Ray Tiller. Waterloo, la., President; Chief W. H. Palmer, Charlotte, N. C., First Vice-President; Chief W. R. Williams, Fresno, Cal., Second VicePresident; Ex-Chief James J. Mulcahey, Yonkers, N. Y., Secretary-Treasurer; Jay W. Stevens. San Francisco, Cal., Executive Secretary; Fred Shepperd, Headquarters Manager; Gifford T. Cook, Asst. Manager; I. H. Case, Publicity Manager; Chief Daniel B. Tierney, Arlington, Mass., Director; Chief Ross B. Davis, Philadelphia, Pa., Director; Chief Frank W. Bennett, Durham, N. C., Director; Chief Peter Steinkellner, Milwaukee, Wis., Director; Chief Art J. Baker, Lewistown, Mont., Director; Chief Roy E. Mottesheard, Dearborn, Mich., Director-at-Large; Chief Ralph J. Scott, Los Angeles, Cal., Chairman of the Educational Committee; Chief D. W. Brosnan, Albany, Ga., Member Educational Committee; Chief Arthur Olsen, Omaha, Neb., Educational Committee; Chief Charles A. McGinley, East Orange, N. J., Educational Committee; Chief Selden R. Allen, Brookline, Mass., Educational Committee; Ex-Chief Charles E. Clark, Wayne, Pa., Educational Committee; Chief Roscoe A. Foster, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va., Member of Committee on War Emergencies; Chief John J. Brennan, Pelham Manor. N. Y„ Member of Committee on Revision of the Constitution and By-Laws; Chief W. P. Payne, Spokane, Wash., Convention Host and Chief James T. Keegan, Salvage Corps, Newark, N. J.