PACIFIC COAST ASSOCIATION PASSES 1,000 IN MEMBERSHIP
Drives Staged by Chief Jay W. Stevens, Secretary, Brings Total to Nearly 1100
WHILE the Pacific Coast Association of Fire Chiefs has led all divisions of the International Association of Fire Chiefs in membership for several years, it has recently increased its lead by around 300, as a result of a membership drive staged by Secretary Jay W. Stevens and the present officers, Chief W. R. Williams, Fresno, Cal., President; Chief A. J. Baker, Lewistown, Mont., First Vice-President; Chief Hugh Morris, Sati Mateo, Cal., Second Vice-President; Chief Ed. Steinhauer, Redding, Cal., Treasurer.
The success in the drive is a direct reflection upon the fine service rendered by the Pacific Coast Association to its membership. Chief Stevens has been singularly successful in protecting the Chiefs in his district against political interference, and in addition he and the present officers put over a convention at Salt Lake City, Utah, last fall which might well serve as a model for some of the other sectional organizations.
Chief Stevens last year promised 1,000 members for his organization, and he is going far beyond his goal.
Incidentally, with the Pacific Coast Association meeting jointly with the International Association at San Francisco next September, that convention promises to be the largest ever held by the International.