North Shore Fire Council Meets
James O’Connell, Chief Inspector of the Fire Prevention Bureau, New York Fire Department, was the speaker at the June meeting of the North Shore Fire Council held at Sea Cliff, N. Y. Previous to the meeting, the members were taken on a tour of inspection of the new central fire station which has just been opened. The station has three separate company rooms and a common auditorium on the second floor.
In his talk, Mr. O’Connell stated that the major portion of the Fire Chief’s work should lie in the field of fire prevention. Each year New York City holds a fire essay contest for the school children and about 500,000 compositions are presented. These are read by the various school heads and about 8,000 of the better essays are forwarded to the Fire Department for further reading.
Following the meeting, the Sea Cliff Fire Department, of which Conrad Zipperian is Chief, served refreshments. It was the first large gathering held in the new station.