Tennessee Firemen Hold Convention

Tennessee Firemen Hold Convention

An interesting program was arranged for the first annual convention of the Tennessee Firemen’s Association that was held in Nashville, Tenn., September 21-23, at the Andrew Jackson Hotel.

The following papers were presented:

“Oil and Gasoline Hazards,” by Chief C. M. Johnson, Knoxville, Tenn.

“Ventilation,” by Clarence Goldsmith, Assistant Chief Engineer, National Hoard of Fire Underwriters, Chicago.

“Volunteer Fire Department.” by Chief Theodore C. Stehr, Humboldt, Tenn.

“Arson,” by Harry S. Avery, Chief Investigator, State Fire Marshal’s Office.

“Electrical Hazards,” by R. K. Dingledine.

“Fire Department Minor Equipment.” by S. G. Render, Secretary, Kentucky Firemen’s Association.

“Chemistry of Fire,” by Prof. James M. Breckenridge, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University.

“Salvage Work,” by Harry K. Rogers.

A banquet was arranged in the Andrew Jackson Hotel on Tuesday evening and special entertainment was provided tor the ladies during the convention.

The new officers are H. Ross Bridges, Athens, President; C. M. Johnson, Knoxville, Executive Vice-President; Theodore C. Stehr, Humboldt, W. J. Tomerlin, Springfield and W. R. Collin, Bristol, Vice-Presidents; Joe J. Martin, Nashville, Secretary-Treasurer, and W. D. Rogers, Nashville, Historian. The next convention will be held in Knoxville, the date to he decided later.

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