International Fire Chiefs’ Convention.
The city of New Haven, Conn., has appropriated $1,500 for the reception of the delegates to the convention of the International Fire Chiefs’ Association, and $300 more has been subscribed by the members of the city’s fire department. An appeal has been sent out by the local committee, and has been liberally responded to. The convention will bring money into New Haven, as it is expected that there will be between 800 and 900 visitors.
After the holding of the convention, it is announced that Chief Kennedy will retire into private life after a career of nearly fifty years as a fireman. The fire commissioners will unanimously accept his resignation, which will go into effect on September 1 next. It is said on good authority that Chief Kennedy’s successor will be Fire Marshal Hubbard,who,wellfounded report has it, will be succeeded by Assistant Chief Fancher,whose office Clifton O’Neal will probably take over.
Chief Devine, president of the association, writes calling the attention of the members of the I. A. F. E. to the fact that many of the subjects proposed for discussion at the coming convention have purposely been left open, in order that every member may have full opportunity to present his views; and it is his intention, as presiding officer, that every member shall have the fullest opportunity to be heard. He would, therefore, advise those who contemplate being present to pre pare themselves on the subject in which they are most interested, so that the discussion may iue full, free, and thorough.