PROGRAM OF KNOXVILLE CONVENTION INTERNATIONAL ASS’N OF FIRE CHIEFS

PROGRAM OF KNOXVILLE CONVENTION INTERNATIONAL ASS’N OF FIRE CHIEFS

Plenty of Work for Delegates— Wide Variety of Subjects to Be Discussed at This Annual Event

THE program for the Knoxville meeting of the International Association of Fire Chiefs shows a wide range of topics to be treated, and should prove to be an outstanding one. The essential features of it are given below.

Tuesday, September 24—Opening ceremonies and Memorial Services.

10:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m.—Business Session

Topic No. 1. “Lessons of the Kerns Hotel Disaster,” by Hugo Delfs, Chief Fire Dept., Lansing, Mich.

Topic No. 2. “Medical Supervision for Fire Departments,” by Dr. Harold F. Sullivan, Fir© Department Physician and Surgeon. Chicago. Iii.

Topic No. “Organising Volunteer Fire Departments for Use Jointly In Municipal and Rural Service,” by Louis P. Kernel-. Jr.. Chief Fire Dept., Rio Vista. cal.

Topic No. 4 “Industrial Progress Brings New chemical Fire Hazards.” by T. Alfred Fleming, Supervisor, Conservation Dept., National Board of Fire Underwriters. New York City.

8 :30 p.m.

Dance and buffet lunch at Hotel Andrew Johnson (Informal).

Wednesday. September 25th. 1935

9:00 n.m.

Topic No. 5. • Preparation for Major Disasters.” by George B. Goff. Chief Fire Dept.. Oklahoma City, Okla.

Topic No. 6. “Responsibility and Relationship Water and Fire Departments for Fire Protection,” by J. W. Randlette. Chief Fire Department, Richmond. Me.

Topic No. 7. “Safeguarding the Transportation of Inflamable Liquids on Highways.” by W. P. Cooper, Chief Fire Dept., Richmond, Cal.

11:00 a.m.

Leave Andrew Johnson Hotel by automobile and buses for Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

12:30 p.m.

Country Ham and Fried Chicken Feast in the Park

7:30 p.m.

Topic No. 8. “Round Table.”

(a) Over-Insurance. Discussion led by Chief Peter Steinkellner. Milwaukee, Wis.

(b) Should Fire Department red be banned as a color for other than emergency vehicles?

(c) What is your experience with floodlighting it night fires?

Topic No. 9. “The Bad Master.” A motion picture

Thursday. September 20, 1935

9:30 n.m.

Topic No. 10. “Reducing the Weight of. and Enclosing Fire Apparatus Bodies,” by J. Ray Pence, Chief Fire Dept., Stillwater, Okla.

Topic No. 11. “Recent Improvements in Fire Apparatus Design.” by Fred Shepperd, Editorial Director, KIRK ENGINEER ING, New York.

Topic No. 12. “Improving the Performance of Fire Apparatus Motors,” by Julian J. Frey, Research Engineer, Detroit, Mich.

(Exhibitors given opportunity to tell of new products, and interesting points of their exhibits.)

2:00 p.m.

Topic No. 14. “Civil .Service Committee Report,” by Joseph H. Sullivan. Chief Fire Department, Utica, N. Y.

Topic No. 15. “Improvements in Fire Department Signalling Service,” by Wm. F. Franklin, Fire Alarm Consultant, New York City. _

Topic No. 16. “The Morro Castle Disaster, by Win. s. Taggart, Chief Fire Dept., Asbury Park, N. J.

Banquet and Grand Ball at Cherokee Country Club (informal).

Friday. September 27th, 1935

Topic No. 17. “What is the Trend in Electrical Fire Hazards?” by Victor H Tousley. National Fire Protection Assn.. Boston, Mass. ….. , . . ,.

Selection of next year’s convention city. Klectlon and installation of officers.

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