New York Chiefs to Meet

New York Chiefs to Meet

The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs will open their annual convention in Utica, N. Y., on May 19. J. N. Sullivan, Commissioner of Public Safety, will act as host to the 250 members who are expected to attend. Assistant Chief Gadsby of the Utica Fire Department will also assist the Commissioner, and the meeting promises to be the “best yet.”

As is the rule, the afternoon of Tuesday, May 20, will be given over to the different exhibitors to display their equipment, and so far, there will be a good sized exhibition on the balcony of the Hotel Utica, the convention headquarters.

The program follows:

Monday, May 19

10:00 a.m. Convention called to order byCommissioner of Public Safety, Chief Joseph N. Sullivan, Utica, N. Y. Opening Prayer.

Address of Welcome by Mayor Vincent R. corrou.

Response by President George W. M. Brown, Newburgh, N. Y. Gavel turned over to President Brown. Memorial service for departed members. Roll call of departed members.

Song by Quartet.

Memorial Address.

Closing Prayer.

Appointment of Resolution and Nominating Committees.

Presentation of any resolutions.


Monday Afternoon

2:00 p.m. Meeting called to order by President George W. M. Brown.

Roll call by Secretary.

“Why the Rural Fire Chief Should Be a Member of the New York State Fire Chiefs’ Association.” by Chief Leon H. Ingersoll, Cincinnatus, N. Y.


“Chemical Fire Hazards in Industry.” by T. Alfred Fleming of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.


“Simplified Hydraulics, as Applied to Fire Departments,” by Fred Sheppard of FIRE ENGINEERING.


Any business that might be brought before Convention.

Tuesday Morning, May 20

10:00 a.m. Meeting called to order by President G. W. M. Brown.

Call for any resolutions.

10:30 a.m. “National Defense Through Fire Defense.” by John Ashmead, General Manager, Phoenix Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn.


11:30 a.m. “Fire Setting by Incendiary Bombs, and Their Extinguishment.” by J. E. Tiffany, Explosives Testing Engineer, Explosive Division of the U. S. Bureau of Mines, Washington, D. C. Discussion.

Tuesday Afternoon, May 20

To be devoted entirely to exhibits and demonstrations.

Wedneaday, May 21

10:00 a.m. Meeting called to order by President G. W. M. Brown.

Call for any business or any announcements by local chairman.

10:15 a.m. “Arson.” by Chief Paul F. Heinz, Chief of Fire Department, New Haven, Conn.


11:15 a.m. “Fire Department Education Concerning Fire Prevention” with demonstrations, by Capt, Edward F. Curren, Fire Marshal’s Office of the Fire Department of New Haven, Conn.


Reading Communications.

Report of Secretary and Treasurer. Report of Resolution Committee.

Report of any Special Committee. Designating Place for Next Convention. Unfinished Business.

Report of Nominating Committee. Election of Officers.

New Business.

Installing Newly Elected Officers.

On Monday night there will be a Bingo Party and Dance with refreshment for all members and their ladies.

Tuesday evening at 7:30 p. m., there will be a get-to-gether banquet at the Hotel Utica, for members and ladies.

Each member and lady when registering will be assessed $1, which will include a ticket to the banquet, ticket to the Bingo Party and a ticket which will be good for one of the theatres. You will also receive your badge. The Convolition Headquarters and all exhibits will be at the Hotel Utica.

There will be available at all times cars for taking the members and ladies for a ride about the city of Utica, N. Y.

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