The Annual Convention of the National Firemen’s Association

The Annual Convention of the National Firemen’s Association

The National Firemen’s Association, of which Battalion Chief John Crapo, 214 W. 22nd street, Chicago, Ill., is the secretary, held its annual convention in that city on May 21, 22 and 23. The convention headquarters were at the LaSalle Hotel and an interesting program was arranged. In the way of entertainment, the members and guests present were treated to an automobile ride through the parks, and then given a ride up the river on the fire boat, this courtesy being extended by Fire Marshal O’Connor. The first evening was devoted to a memorial service to the deceased firemen, the next evening the delegates were treated to a theatre party. The new officers of the association are as follows: H. E. McNally, assistant chief Saginaw, Mich., president; B. E. Fisher, Orland, Ill., vicepresident; James Crapo, Chicago, Ill., secretaty; J. W. Persh, captain Crookston, Minn., treasurer, and Eugene Parsons, secretary Iowa State Association, national organizer. The place of holding the next convention was referred to the executive committee for investigation. Greater interest was shown at this meeting than has been displayed for a number of years, there being representatives from nine states present, and many interesting and instructive discussions were held at the meetings.

The Annual Convention of the National Firemen’s Association

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The Annual Convention of the National Firemen’s Association

The National Firemen’s Association, of which Battalion Chief John Crapo, 214 W. 22nd Street, Chicago, Ill., is the secretary, is to hold its annual convention in that city on May 21, 22 and 23. The convention headquarters are to be at the LaSalle Hotel and an interesting program, it is announced, has been arranged. An invitation to all departments to send representatives to the convention and also to try and interest the city officials in the event, has been issued by the secretary, lie also extends an invitation to the municipal officers, state senators and representatives to accompany the delegates and attend the convention. The ladies are also invited. The officers of the association serve without compensation.

Mr. John M. Eckert, assistant engineer in the gas and oils department of Underwriters’ Laboratories, has entered the Ordnance Department, U. S. A., as supervisor of tests at steel plants in the vicinity of Chicago and also in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and adjoining states. Physical tests, chemical analysis, heat treatment at plants and the instruction of inspectors for this territory will come under Mr. Eckert’s direction.