Ohio Fire News

Ohio Fire News

State Fire Marshal Russell Knepper and Chief Walsh of Columbus, delivered the principal addresses at the fortyseventh annual convention of Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association held in Ashland, June 16. The association has members in 107 cities, and is believed to be the largest association of volunteer firemen in the United States. About a thousand fire fighters were gathered and 20,000 spectators. There was to be a parade in uniform and an athletic program.

The town of Dover Ohio, this week received its new 60 foot extension ladder truck. This brings the equipment up to the standard for a town of its size.

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Ohio Fire News

Ten per cent. wage increases for all firemen amounting to $300 a year in the case of chiefs and $180 for the rank of file of firemen of Youngstown, Ohio, have been authorized by council.

Firemen at Niles, Ohio, have been granted a 25 per cent, increase in salary by the city council.

Members of the Kenton, Ohio, fire department have been granted increases in salaries of $125 a year by the city council.

Firemen at Massillon, Ohio, have petitioned the city council for a 25 per cent increase in wages, effective July 1, it was announced. All three fire companies are seeking the pay boost.

The fire department at Oak Harbor, Ohio, has just installed a motor truck. It is the initial step toward motorizing the fire department. Lakeside, Ohio, is contemplating purchasing a new chemical motor truck.

REX MCCONNELL.