Rural Protection Bill Drawn in Washington

Rural Protection Bill Drawn in Washington

Fire chiefs, fire marshals and the Washington State Firemen’s Association are sponsoring a bill to be presented before the state legislature to provide for fire protection in rural districts.

The measure as drawn provides that a fire district may be formed in unincorporated territory whenever twenty-five or more property owners desire to form such a section. The measure covers the topics of financing and other points of interest to those who will form the fire protection area.

Forty firemen and officials of Central Washinton cities met in Wapata. Wash., to form a permanent organization to he known as the Central Washington Association of Firemen. Chief Rex L. Putnam of Wapata was elected president and H. T. Robertson of Toppenish, secretary. The new association is behind the proposed measure.

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