Kansas Associations’ Convention
Preparations are going forward for the joint convention of the Kansas State Fire Chiefs’ Association and Kansas State Firemen’s Association, which will take place in Wamego, Kan., on October 2 to 5. According to Chief K. D. Doyle, who is secretary of both associations, the chiefs’ association will convene on October 2 and will stay in session all day, the election of officers taking place and the assignment of next year’s topics and committees. The next morning the K. S. F. A. opens its sessions with demonstrations by the Fire Prevention Clown and addresses by the mayor of Kansas City, by T. Alfred Fleming, International Board of Fire Underwriters, and others. The memorial address will be delivered by Mayor Corwine of Topeka. There will be demonstrations on Thursday morning and in the afternoon the final session will be held, with an entertainment in the evening by the Salina fire department. According to Chief Doyle, the promise is the very best convention ever held.
Chief Engineer John D. Caldwell, of the New England Insurance Exchange has recommended to Mayor Gallup of North Adams, Mass., that the first apparatus that should be purchased for the fire department of the city is an aerial truck, on account of its value in rescuing people in buildings of four stories and upwards as well as its value as a fire fighting machine, due to its equipment including a ladder pipe which would afford a horizontal stream of water for fires in large buildings.