PACIFIC COAST AND CANADIAN NEWS.
Correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.
The first meeting of the B. C. Association of Fire Chiefs and Firemen will be held in Nelson, B. C., on Sept. 18. Chief J. H. Watson, of New Westminster will call the meeting to order. Papers on various topics will be read and discussed. The recent convention of Western Canadian fire chiefs, held in Winnipeg, Man., was well attended and important work performed for the betterment of the fire departments. Chief E. G. Wiswell, president of the association, occupied the chair. Chief J. E. Buchanan, of Winnipeg, and the officers of the local fire department were very attentive to their visitors, showing them every consideration. The meeting was a success in every particular.—Chief W. J. Phillips, of the hernie, B. C., fire department, has tendered his resignation and left for Spokane, Wash. Daniel McDougall, formerly assistant chief of the Victoria, B. C., fire department, was selected by the mayor and council to fill his position. During the six months tenure of office Chief Phillips was fortunate enough to have no fires of any consequence.—Noith Yakima, Wash., was visited by a serious fire on the 3rd inst. Three persons lost their lives. With the Pascoc fire and the explosion and fire at Waneta, the State of Washington added materially to the fire losses during that week.—The Spokane fire department received a material advance in salaries and has been kept busy during the warm weather answering alarms. I he last fire of any consequence occurred at the King Sash and Door factory, on the north side of the city. Chief Myers is holding an investigation of the telephone service to fix the blame for delay in turning in the alarm on the night of the disastrous fire at the corner of Boone avenue and Post street,