New Mexico Firemen Hold Convention

New Mexico Firemen Hold Convention

With a registration of 115 from all over the state, the eighth annual convention of the New Mexico State Firemen’s Association held in Deming, June 4 to 6, was a pronounced success. In connection with the convention, the association held its first short course. It was in charge of Dean Rockwood of the University of New Mexico assisted by Prof. Veon C. Keich and Prof. A. Diefendorf, both of the university.

Talks were given by Harry K. Rogers, of the Western Actuarial Bureau, Chicago; F. I. Mosher, American-LaFrance & Foamite Industries Corporation, Elmira, N. Y.; C. B. White, Chief Chemist of the American-LaFrance & Foamite Industries Corporation; L. A. Barley, Chief Engineer, Mountain States Inspection Bureau, Denver, Col.; A. L. Fegan, Walter Kidde & Co., New York; Chief J. B. Brown, Las Vegas, N. M., and the members of the faculty of the University of New Mexico.

On Wednesday evening there was a banquet arranged in the basement of the Methodist Church. Harry K. Rogers was the principal speaker and others on the program, besides the city officials, included H. H. Williams, T. A. Rosenwald, Albuquerque, Secretary of the Association; Chief R. V. Miller of Clovis, and Chief P. D. Miller, of Socorro.

On Thursday evening there was a Goodfellowship Dance in the armory arranged by Julius Pierce, Denver, District Manager for the American-LaFrance. In addition there was a parade, concerts by the Clovis drum and bugle corps and the Deming Concert Band, and a number of other features of entertainment.

The following officers were re-elected: P. D. Miller of Socorro. President; R. V. Miller of Clovis, and Rue Chrisman of Roswell, Vice-Presidents, and T. A. Rosenwald, Albuquerque. Secretary-Treasurer. Ashley Pond of Santa Fe was elected to the newly created office of Third Vice-President.

Muscatine, Ia., Places Pumper in Service—A new 750-gallon pumper has been placed in service in Muscatine, Ia.

New Mexico Firemen Hold Convention

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New Mexico Firemen Hold Convention

The seventh annual convention of the New Mexico State Firemen’s Association was held in Gallup, N. M., August 26-28.

Mr. Adams of the U. S. Forest Service exhibited motion pictures on fire prevention, and told how the Forest Service works to prevent and extinguish fires. Chief R. V. Miller of Clovis spoke on “Pennies Behind the Fuses.” In the evening there was a stag banquet at the Elks Club.

The afternoon of August 27 was taken up with an outdoor program. Demonstrations were given in first-aid and mineexplosion work, the use of Foamite, a fire chief’s foot race and a water fight were staged, and a parade was arranged.

G. L. Mulligan of the Mountain States Inspection Bureau spoke on the “Firemen’s Short Course.” The members voted to combine next year’s convention with a firemen’s short course. Julius Pearse had for his subject, “Public Relationship of the F’ire Department.” P. D. Miller had a paper on the “Cooperation of Members.”

The association voted to issue membership buttons. It voted to join the National Fire Protection Association.

San Diego, Cal., to Buy Pumper—The purchase of a pumper not to cost over 516,500 for San Diego, Cal., has been authorized.

Fire House at Arverne, L. I., Completed—The new fire house at Beach 58th street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Arverne, L. I., N. Y„ has been completed.

Long Beach, Cal., Rejects House Bids—All bids for the construction of a new fire house in Long Beach, Cal., have been rejected and new bids will be invited.

Franklin Opens Fire Protection Office—William F. Franklin, for over fifteen years with the Gamewell Company has opened an office at 420 Lexington avenue, New York City, as a fire protection consultant. He resigned from the Gamewell Company on June 1, 1929.