Pacific Coast Chiefs to Meet in July
The thirty-six annual convention of the Pacific Coast Association of Fire Chiefs will be held at Vancouver, B. C., on July 23 to 26, the headquarters hotel being the “Vancouver.” The local arrangements are in charge of Chief Charles Thompson, of the Vancouver Fire Department. The tentative program is as follows:
Monday, July 22.
8:00 p.m. Get-together Party, Vancouver Hotel Ballroom.
7:00 p.m. Officers’ Dinner, ing Indies’ Auxiliary.
Tuesday. July 23.
10:00 a.m. Opening: Session. Music by Pasadena Fire Department Band, Seattle Fire Department Orchestra and Quartette.
Meeting: called to order by President. Thomas R. Graham. Introduction of Distinguished Guests.
Address by Chief John M. Evans, of New Orleans. President International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Pacific Coast President’s Address.
Music by Portland Fire Department Orchestra and Quartette.
11:00 a.m. Memorial Services. Address by speaker representing Ladies’ Auxiliary.
2:30 p.m. Ladies’ Auxiliary, Vancouver. Business Session— Oils.
6:00 p.m. Dinner—British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana Chiefs.
7:30 p.m. Round Table—Discussion.
Wednesday, July 24—(Hotel—Small Auditorium).
7:30 a.m. Drills.
9:30 a.m. Business Session (a) Paper by Percy Long; (b) Paper on Salvage.
2:30 p.m. Business Session—(a) Paper on Rural Protection. (b) Paper on Approval vs. Non-Approved Appliances. (c) Manufacture and Use of Nitro Celulose Lacquers, by Frank P. Kelley, Fire Marshal, San Francisco.
6:00 p.m. Dinner—California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah Chiefs.
7:30 p.m. First Aid Contest.
Thursday, July 25.
7:30 a.m. Drills.
9:30 a.m. Business Session—(a) Use of Dynamite During Conflagrations. (b) CO-2 Gas.
12:00 Noon. Luncheon—Ex-Chiefs.
2:30 p.m. Business Session—(a) Booster Pumps, (b) Use of Water at Fires, (c) Fire Fighting in Extreme Cold Weather.
3:30 p.m. Fire Alarm, Telephone and Electrician Meeting. C. C. Mulligan, Cancouver, B. C., Chairman.
3:30 p.m. Master Mechanics’ Meeting. Ed Henry, Los Angeles, Chairman.
3:30 p.m. Commissioners’ Meeting. Commissioner C. A. Bigelow, Portland, Chairman.
6:30 p.m. Banquet and Ball.
Friday, July 26.
9:30 a.m. Closing Session—Report of Committees. Election of Officers, selection of next convention citv. Adjournment.
First Aid and Drill Committees: Chiefs Ed. Grenfell, Geo. M. Mantor and S. S. Sanderson.
Program Committee: Chiefs E. F. Coop, Jay W. Stevens and Captain Wm. Groce.
Exhibits Committee: Chief J. H. Watson, District Chiefs Raymer and Clarke.
Ladies’ Committee has planned theatre parties, shopping trip through historic Hudson Bay Store, etc.