Philadelphia Host to Visiting Buffs
Members of the Atlantic City 2nd Alarmers Association were guests at a dinner arranged in their honor in Philadelphia, September 28, by members of the Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association. Among those present were Captain Blackburn of the Atlantic City association; Captain Hunt, Engine Co. No. 8, Camden, N. J., Harry Kahn, influential Philadelhpia business man who served as toastmaster; Chief Ross B. Davis, Philadelphia; Battalion Chief George Ferrier, 4th Battalion; Tom Tafte and Tom Farley, ex-chiefs of the Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers.
During the dinner, no fire alarms disturbed the partv. After over two hours of feasting and speeches, the guests and hosts returned to the 2nd Alarmers Headquarters, two blocks away. Here the members told stories of difficult and interesting fires, and whiled away two more enjoyable hours. As the guests had a sixty-mile ride to Atlantic City, the meeting was adjourned.
The trip was made by bus. The visitors departed to the tune of “Till We Meet Again.” Twenty-five members were present from Atlantic City and thirty from Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association was organized in December, 1921, to bring residents of the city together who are interested in the welfare of the uniformed members of the Bureau of Fire, and to serve coffee and sandwiches at all second alarm fires, regardless of the weather.