New York State Chiefs’ Association.
Secretary H. R. Yates, of Schenectady, writes that the sixth annual meeting of the New York State Association of Fre Chiefs will be held in the Common Council Chamber, City Hall, Utica, on June 16 and 17, with President R. A. Matson in the chair. The address of welcome will be delivered by Mayor Wheeler and replied to by Chief John H. Espey. State Senator F. M. Davenport will also deliver an address. The following topics will be discussed: “Fire alarm for schoolhouses, and why schoolhouses should be connected to the city fire alarm,” F. H. Messenger, of the Game well Fire Alarm Telegraph company, followed by Chief James J. Mulcahy, Yonkers; “First aid to injured; the advantage of the Red Cross to fire departments,” Dr. Charles Durvee, health officer, Schenectady; “How cities and villages should lie equiped, and what things are recommended to the chiefs for the betterment of everybody and everything,” William H. Johnson, general inspector, National Board of Underwriters, followed by Chief L J. Shadwick, Saratoga; Chief John Mack, Glens Falls, and Chief William Stichcl, Amsterdam; “What arrangements should be made, and what is the general custom in giving aid when called on by neighboring cities?” Chief John P. Quigley, Syracuse, followed by Chief L. Briggs, Rome, and Chief Frank Ernewein, Oneida. Exhibitions of pompier and other drill will be given by the Utica department; the citizens of Utica will tender the members; and guests an imformal banquet, and* other entertain*ment will be provided. The headquarters of the association will be at Bagg’s hotel, where the directors will meet at 10:30 a. m. on June 16.