N. Y. State Permanent Firemen’s Ass’n to Meet
The 1924 convention of the New York State Permanent Firemen’s Association, it has been decided, is to be held at Watertown, N. Y., on September 9 to 11. Plans were formulated at a meeting of the officers and committees of the association at Watertown on March 6. It is expected that the bulk of the funds to defray the expenses of the convention and to entertain the 500 or more visitors expected will be raised by publishing a souvenir program book. The association has a membership of more than 2,000. and it is expected that some 56 cities and many villages will be represented at the convention. Members of full or part-paid fire departments of cities and villages are eligible to membership.
The officers of the association are: Harry F. Schleiger, Albany. president; Fred F. Anderson. Poughkeepsie, first vicepresident; John J. Maher. Auburn, second vice-president; Captain Hill, Watertown, third vice-president; William J. McGrath, Troy, fourth vice-president; Harold B. Nichols, Binghamton, fifth vice-president; Frank A. Emden, Utica. secretary-treasurer; First Assistant Chief. John J. Evers. Troy; Stephen Grannell, Rensselaer; District Chief, Edward W. Geiseltnan, Syracuse; Leon M. Hazen, Elmira, and Clifton J. Beatty, Elmira, trustees.
Dallas, Ore., Reduces Fire Losses—Fire losses at Dallas, Ore , during the fiscal year ending March 1, 1924 were approximately half the loss of the same period in 1923-24, according to the annual report by Harry Learned, fire chief. Installation of a modern fire alarm system is contemplated at a cost of about $11,000.
Test New Pumper at Olympia, Wash.—A Seagrave triple combination car has passed a successful test and has been accepted for the fire department of Olympia, Wash. The new apparatus cost $13,000. A 225 foot stream was thrown from the top of the Hotel Olympia against 375 lbs. pressure. A delegation of Chehalis men, headed by Mayor John West, Commissioner Ed. Deggeller, Fire Chief Ernest Kuehner and members of the fire department of that city visited Olympia to witness the public demonstration of this new acquisition.