Send the Chief to the Convention!

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!

Send the Chief to the Convention

Send the Chief to the Convention

As the time approaches for the Toronto convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers, which takes place on the 26th to the 30th of this month, the attention of mayors, public safety commissioners and others having the matter in charge should be called to the necessity for the chief of their fire department to attend this gathering. The convention this year, even more than any previous one, will be filled with information dealing with matters on Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention that no head of the fire department can afford to forego.

It will be eminently a chiefs’ convention. The papers and committee reports, the Manual of Fire Fighting, will all be the work of chiefs whose years of experience on the “firing line” give them authority to speak as no others can on the subjects that they treat. The discussions which will follow these papers and reports will be equally as valuable from an informative standpoint. They will be the spontaneous expression by men much of whose knowledge has been gained in the hard school of experience and who know of what they speak. Every chief who attends this convention will return to his department with broadened ideas and greater knowledge gained in the field of Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention.

So that the money expended by the city in paying the expenses of the chief at the convention will be emphatically in the nature of an investment drawing heavy interest.

SEND THE CHIEF!