Pennsylvania Firemen in Convention

Pennsylvania Firemen in Convention

The annual convention of the Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Association was held at Harrisburg the past week, with the largest attendance of any firemen’s convention held in the country this season. By a unanimous vote the convention condemned an attempt to use the association for political purposes, and adopted a by-law providing that anyone doing so in the future shall forfeit his office. Former Chief M. S. Humphreys, of Pittsburg, was elected president; W. W. Wunder, of Reading, secretary, and A. L. Reichenhach, of Allentown, treasurer, for the coming year.

CHIEF T. P. PURCELL, DUBLIN, IRELAND, FIRE BRIGADE

PENNSYLVANIA FIREMEN IN CONVENTION.

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PENNSYLVANIA FIREMEN IN CONVENTION.

The Pennsylvania State Firemen’s association at its recent convention at Gettysburg, elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President. William H. Sharrah, Braddock; first vice-president, Thomas Jones, Pittsburg; second vice-president, George B. Frankenfield, Clifton Heights; third vicepresidcnt, Joseph B. Hodman, Pottsville; fourth vicepresident, John Banks, Steelton; recording secretary, W. W. Wonder, Reading; corresponding secretary, James Green, Carlisle; treasurer, A. L. Reichenbach, Allentown. The treasurer’s report showed that $1,958 in dues had been paid for the Gettysburg convention—indicating a membership of 979, which is far in advance of any former convention. The committee on the revision of the constitution and by-laws reported favorably on the $75 death benefit feature, and it was adopted. A resolution urging a revision of the civil service laws, to place second and third-class cities in the same code with first-class cities, was adopted. The parade was large and was followed by a tournament. Pittsburg was voted for as the place in which to hold next year’s convention.