N. J. CHIEFS FIND SCHOOLS LACK FIRE-SAFEGUARDS
Officers of the Association ReElected New Jersey Firemen Re-Elect Spencer as President
AT the annual meeting of the New Jersey Fire Chiefs Association held at Atlantic City on September 18. it was reported that out of four hundred schools which the chiefs inspected, one-third of them were found to be lacking in proper fire-safeguards The conditions as found were forwarded to the state board of education with the request that steps betaken to equip the schools with the proper fire-safeguards.
In an address made by Charles W. Weeks, deputy commissioner of labor, the statement was made that the laws against smoking in factories were being violated. He pointed out a number of serious fires during the year which could be directly attributed to this violation.
The fire chiefs reelected the following officers: Charles W. Greenfield. Kearney, president; Charles Nickerson, Wildwood, vice-president; Fred H. Trowbridge. Morristown, secretary; George H. Mitchell, East Orange, treasurer; William Ziegler, Hackensack, trustee for three years.
The New Jersey State Firemen’s Association held their annual convention on the Steel Pier on September 18-19. Bird W. Spencer was elected president for the forty-eighth consecutive term. It is his hope that he will round out fifty years of service as president before he is replaced by another candidate.
Other officers re-elected were: William Exalt, Ocean Gate, secretary; Evan F. Benners, Moorestown. and Ralph Holman, New Brunswick, assistant secretaries; George T. Everett, Hackettstown, financial secretary; Charles E. Burr, Bordentown, auditor; Edward O. Stonley, Newark, counsel.