Pensions for District of Columbia Firemen

Pensions for District of Columbia Firemen

The Firemen’s Association of the District of Columbia, of which C. W. Gill is president and W. A. Smith, secretary, at a meeting passed resolutions tendering thanks to organizations, fellowfiremen and civilians who lent their moral and active co-operation in their petition the the United States Congress for the enactment of a law for an adequate pension system which was passed as part of the District Appropriation bill and is now a law. Copies of the resolution were sent to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and others, including FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. In a letter accompaning the resolutions Secretary Smith says in part: “The bill obtained is a great improvement over our present law, and with the exception on one or two points, which we have been informed can be changed later, is a model pension law. Our present pensioners who before wondered if their pension w’oud be paid in full, now know that it is the full amount that they will receive.” The resolutions are as follows:

Whereas, The Firemen’s Association of the District of Columbia in its petition to Congress of the United States to obtain an adequate and stable pension and relief fund for the firemen of said District of Columbia, has been heartily supported by similar associations, organizations, fellow-firemen and civilians throughout the United States, and has received invaluable moral and active assistance from these sources tending to the enactment into law of their bill providing for such pension and relief, and

Whereas, The Firemen’s Association of the District of Columbia, in behalf of the members of the Fire Department of said District, is desirous of expressing recognition of this support and assistance of its friends,

Therefore be it Resolved, That the Firemen’s Association of the District of Columbia tender each association, organization, fellow-firemen and civilians lending their moral and active co-operation to the enactment of such law, the sincere anoreciation and deep gratitude of the members of the Fire Department of said District of Columbia, for their loyal, untiring and effective aid, and

Be it Fnrther Resolved, That a copy of the above resolution be sent to the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

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