Oklahoma Firemen Meet

Oklahoma Firemen Meet

The Forty-Seventh Annual Convention of the Oklahoma State Firemen’s Association was held in Ponca City, Okla., on June 2-4.

Those present had the opportunity of hearing Olin Culberson. Railroad Commissioner of Texas, and Secretary of the Texas State Firemen’s Association, speak on “The Firemen’s Responsibility and Duty in the Present Emergency.” Frank C. Higginbotham. Secretary of the Municipal League spoke on “National Defense and Oklahoma’s Fire Problems.” Jerry Atkinson gave a talk on “Fire Prevention” and Guy Postelle, Chief Engineer, Oklahoma Inspection Bureau, spoke on “Automatic Sprinklers.”

Carl C. Garner, State Fi,re Marshal, together with members of his staff led a discussion of important topics.

Sid Bean, Past President of the association also led a discussion of “Civil Service for the Fire Department Should be a Charter Provision.”

The program for the last session included addresses by Mac Q. Williamson, Attorney General, whose topic was “New Legislation Relative to Firemen”; Chief G. R. McAlpine, Oklahoma City, who spoke on “Federal Aid for Firemen”; and Chief J. Ray Pence, Stillwater, who covered the subject of “Practical Ventilation during Fire Fighting.” In addition, Chief McAlpine acted as Chairman of an open forum.

Oklahoma Firemen Meet

Oklahoma Firemen Meet

Norris Spradling, of Tulsa, was elected President of the Oklahoma State Firemen’s Association at the annual forty-second convention held at Enid, June 1 to 3. The other officers are Sid Bean. Tahlequah, Vice-President; Charles Slemp, re-elected Secretary-Treasurer. The new board members are Hardin White, Altus, and W. M. Allison, Hominy.

The next convention will he held at Oklahoma City.