Send the Chief to the Convention!
There is an opportunity this year that never before has been offered to the chiefs of the fire departments of the country. Every convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers has presented to the chiefs a chance that no other organization affords to improve themselves in matters firemanic, but the 1920 convention in Toronto will contain features which no previous meeting of the association has ever had. The program which has been under way the past year, embracing the standardization of fire department practice, and the chapters of the Fire Manual which are to be discussed at this meeting will present this opportunity. The reports of the committees and the papers that will be presented and the discussion of them that will ensue will be of such an educational nature that no chief, no matter whether of a large city or a small town, can afford to miss hearing them. The department over which the chief presides will equally reap the benefit of the broadening influence such a convention will have upon him, and in consequence the city or town will find its department greatly increased in efficiency. Under these circumstances can the city or town government hesitate a moment in its duty to send the chief of the fire department to this convention? The money spent in this way will be money well invested and will draw heavy interest in Fire Prevention. The very act of rubbing elbows with other chiefs and obtaining their points of view alone will have a broadening effect upon the head of any fire department. How much more, then, are the advantages of attendance at this convention apparent when it is remembered that every session will be crowded with practical and invaluable suggestions as to Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention?
SEND THE CHIEF!