Pacific Coast Convention September 11-14

Pacific Coast Convention September 11-14

The forthcoming convention of the Pacific Coast Association of Fire Chiefs to be held at Pasadena, September 11 to 14 inclusive, promises to be one of the largest conventions ever held on the Pacific Coast.

Chief E. F. Coop, head of the Pasadena Fire Department, as general Chairman of the Committee handling the details of the convention reports excellent progress being made in all branches of activity. Preparations for the convention were started early in April, and with plenty of time to plan and consider, some novel and interesting events have been planned by the various committee heads.

The convention program in itself, as far as business sessions are concerned is alive with current topics of importance to every Chief on the Coast. Outstanding Pacific Coast Chiefs are contributing papers covering nearly every phase of Fire Department activity. Since plans have been made for strenuous business activity, entertainment planning likewise has been thorough. Elaborate programs will be presented each day of the convention.

One of the special features will be a parade. Over onehundred invitations have been issued to surrounding cities and towns, also to exhibitors and manufacturers to enter floats in the parade and from responses received to date, it appears that this phase of convention activity will be a spectacular event. Four divisions, crowded with entries of every description are in prospect.

Exhibitors have been especially taken care of this year. The flat floor portion of the new Pasadena Civic Auditorium has been assigned to commercial exhibits and to date all space has been sold. This feature of the convention will be particularly interesting as prizes will be given to the most interesting and best displayed booth.

The convention ball will be held in the exhibit hall on the last night of the convention, and so large is the hall itself, that exhibits will remain in place during this event.

The memorial service as planned, will be an event never to be forgotten by those in attendance. Because plans for the convention have been started so early excellent results will be experienced.

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