Important and Interesting Papers and Practical Discussions on Fire Fighting and Prevention Will Feature the Gathering

FOLLOWING is the official program of the sixtieth annual convention of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, to be held at San Diego, Cal., on October 18 to 21. The convention headquarters are to be at the U. S. Grant Hotel and the meetings and exhibits at the San Diego Municipal Pier.

Tuesday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.

Registration—U. S. Grant Hotel 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session—Municipal Pier. (Memorial exercises, etc.)

2:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.—Business Session

“Cooperation between Police and Fire Department,” by E. E. Laffen, Chief Fire Department, San Bernardino, California.

“How Can the Fire Department Aid in Public Relief Work?” by E. F. Coop, Chief of Fire Dept., Pasadena, Cal. and H. E. Voshell, Chief of Fire Department, Indianapolis, Ind.

“Why the Increased Fire Loss?”

“Regulating the Dry Cleaning Industry,” by H. E. Newell, Engineer, National Board of Fire Underwriters, New York City.

“Salvage Work—A Historical Review,” by W. H.

Gardner, Chief of Fire Patrols, Kansas City, Mo. “Fighting the Oil Well Fire,” by Frank Wilcox, Chief Fire Department, Culver City, Cal.

“Protecting Oil Tanks Against Fire,” by L. A. Elsener.

Motion Picture Films on Fire Protection Subjects.

Wednesday, October 19, 9:00 a.m.—Business Session

Progress of the Educational Program of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, by Chief Ralph J. Scott, Chairman of the Educational Committee.

12:30 p.m.

Official photographs.

Banquet at Agua Caliente (Afternoon and evening at Agua Caliente, Mexico.)

Thursday, October 20, 9:30 a.m.—Business Session

“Maintaining Fire Department Efficiency,” by Jay W. Stevens, State Fire Marshal, San Francisco, Cal.

“The Rescue Company—An Adjunct to the Modern Fire Department,” by John J. McElligott, Chief Fire Department, New York City.

Round Table.

2:00 p.m.

Inspection of Exhibits and Demonstration—Municipal Pier.

Evening—Entertainment Friday, October 21, morning

Final Business Session including election of officers and selection of next year’s Convention City.

Chief Charles J. Brennan of San Francisco, Cal., was presented with an electric clock at a special meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners. The gift was in recognition of the Chief’s fifty-fifth birthday. The clock carries the inscription: “Presented to Chief Charles J. Brennan in recognition of his efficiency and loyalty to the Board of Fire Commissioners, 1932.”

The volunteer fire company of West Brownsville, Pa., may lose its fire apparatus. The company treasury is de pleted and no funds are available to meet a note for $2,026 past due on the apparatus. An appeal for aid was made to the Borough Council but the council has limited funds as the tax collections are below normal.

A large stock of kauri gum was destroyed recently by a fire in Auckland, New Zealand, and caused a loss of £60,000£70,000. The blaze was discovered at 2 a.m. Due to the intense heat generated by the burning gum, it was impossible to fight the flames from the inside of the storage building.

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