INTERNATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION CONGRESS.
The International Fire Prevention congress, which is to meet at Earl’s Court, London, in the week beginning July 10 of this year, while the International Fire Exhibition is being held, will also be under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention committee. There will be six sections, as follows: (1) Building, Construction, and Equipment; (2) electric safeguards and protection from lightning; (3) legislation and administration; (4) fire survey and fire brigade patrols; (5) insurance and fire losses; (6) standards and tests for materials. Two days will be devoted to general meetings for the reading of papers and general discussion; one, to sectional meetings—each section working as a separate unit. Part of the congress time will be devoted to an inspection of the British Fire Prevention committeee’s fire testing station, to the examination of the exhibits of the International fire exhibition, and to visits and excursions. There will be a congress banquet and several receptions and entertainments. The opportunity will also he afforded to view fire brigade work and attend the opening of the National Fire Brigade’s tournament, which begins at the exhibition on July 9.
The congress languages for papers and discussions will be Knglish. French, and German, and applications to present papers should be made as soon as possible for the secretary of the British Fire Prevention committee, I Waterloo Place, London, S. W., giving title headings, abstract, or summary, and particulars as to the nature of illustrations. On the application being granted, the papers should be sent in duplicate, type-written, to the secretary, who will have them printed in proof, with a short summary in the above three languages. The papers will be printed in full in the report of the congress, but they must not exceed thirty minutes in delivery, and members who participate in the discussion will be limited to ten minutes.
The congress will consist of foreign delegates, Imperial delegates (represenftitives of British government departments, colonial governments, municipalities or recognised institutions and associations within the British Empire), and ordinary members (number possibly limited to 1,000).