Jersey to Have Fire Prevention Association
The proposal of Captain C. Albert Gasser, of Newark, for the organization of a State Fire Prevention Association was enthusiastically received by the New Jersey Fire Chiefs’ Association at its annual convention in Atlantic City last Thursday. It was referred to the fire marshals’ committee and will be reported upon for action at the next semi-annual meeting, which is to be held either at Newark or Trenton. Officers elected were:
President, William Black, of this city, reelected; vice-president. Charles C. Burr. Burlington; secretary, Cornelius C. Mount, Red Bank; treasurer. T. O. Done, Plainfield; trustees, George W. Arnett and Fred E. Decker, East Orange.
Captain Gasser’s project was the principal business before the convention, and by request he addressed the conferees on it. He said that fire prevention within ten years had gone upward until now it ranks with the subject of fire protection in importance. He added that in most of the large cities fire prevention departments are now fully organized and that in most of the states there are now state fire prevention associations.