Director,’ Meeting Make, Arrangements for Coming Event—Tentative Program Announced. Nearly All Exhibit Space Taken Up—Hotel Lenox Headquarters

A TENTATIVE program was announced, the headquarters hotel was decided upon, and other important arrangements were made for the coming convention of the New England Fire Chiefs’ Association, which is to take place at Boston, Mass., on June 24 to 26, at a meeting of the hoard of directors of the association which was held on Wednesday morning, March 26, in the office of Fire Commissioner Theodore A. Glynn at headquarters on Bristol Street, Boston. Mass.

Those who attended the meeting were Chief John C. Moran, of Hartford, Conn., president of the association; Chief John H. O’Hearn, of Watertown, secretary; Chief Patrick J. Hurley, of Holyoke, Mass.; Chief George L. Johnson, of Waltham, Mass.; Chief W. C. Shepard, of Pittsfield, Mass.; Chief James F. Smith, of Nashua, N. H.; Chief John O. Taber, of Boston; Fire Commissioner Glynn, and George F. Cobb, traffic manager of the association.

The Hotel Lenox, corner of Boylston and Exeter Streets, was selected as headquarters and official hostelry of the association during the convention. This hotel is a fine modern building of fire resistive construction and is located less than two plocks from Mechanics’ Building where the exhibition of fire apparatus and meetings will be held.

Chief P. J. Hurley, of Holyoke, chairman of the exhibit committee, reported that nearly all the space in machinery hall, Mechanics’ Building, has already been engaged and that the showing of fire apparatus and accessories will probably be one of the largest and most complete ever seen at a chiefs’ convention.

Chief Taber, of Boston, will act as chairman of the local committee. Indications point to a very large attendance of chiefs and other fire department officials.

The following tentative program for the convention was announced at the close of the directors’ meeting:

Chief John C. Moran, President

Tuesday, June 24—Morning

Registration and opening of convention with addresses of welcome by Mayor James M. Curley, of Boston, and Fire Commissioner Theodore A. Glynn.


Paper, “Fire Protection in Factories and Value of Private Fire Rrigades in Factories” by Charles F. Horan.

Addresses on “The Fire Chief’s Cabinet” by Franklin H. Wentworth, secretary of the National Fire Protection Association, and Chief George H. Johnson, of Waltham.

Paper. “Snow Removal and the Problem of Getting to Fires Under Blizzard Conditions” by Chief Seldon R. Allen, of Brookline. Mass.


Address on “Fire Prevention” by Director of Conservation T. Alfred Fleming.

Paper, “Equipment Necessary fora Fire Department Machine Shop” by Chief John C. Moran, of Hartford. Conn.

Paper, “Quick Pressure Calculations at Fires” by Fred Shepperd, of New York City, N. Y.

Wednesday, June 25—Morning

Addresses on “Forest Fires” by W. L. Bazeley, Commissioner of Conservation, and Chief P. J. Crowe, of Westboro, Mass,

Paper. “Handling Fires in Double Decker Wooden Buildings” by Chief Charles H. McCarthy, of Worcester, Mass.

Paper. “Oil Burners and Oil Heating Installation—State Regulations for Oil Burners.”

1 P. M. Exhibition by Boston Fire Department at Drill School on Bristol Street.


Paper. “Oil Burners from Manufacturers’ Viewpoint.”

Paper, “Problems of Oil Burners as They Affect the Fire Department” by Deputy Chief Albert J. Caulfield, Boston, Mass.

Paper, “Automatic Sprinkler Equipment” by I. R. Hoagland.

Thursday, June 26—Morning

Unfinished business. Election of officers.


Trip down the harbor on municipal steamer. Exhibition by Boston fire-boats.


High Pressure Test by Boston fire department.

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