The Convention of the Dominion Association of Fire Chiefs
As the time approaches for the annual convention of the Dominion Association of Fire Chiefs, the indications are for very successful meeting. Chief Janies Armstrong, of Kingston, Ont., the secretary of the association, has forwarded an advance draft of the program to this journal, and the many interesting features are worthy of note. The convention to be held on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition Association, at Toronto, Ont., on August 27, 28, 29 and 30, and will open with an address of welcome by Mayor T. L. Church of Toronto, and reply by Mayor E. F. Earl of Milton, Ont., and past president of the association. On August 28 there will be demonstrations and testing of exhibits, and a visit to the plant of the Gutta Percha Rubber Company, and at the dinner at Hanlans Point, Toronto Island, the convention will be the guests of the Amcrican-LaFrance Fire Engine Company of Canada, the Consolidated Rubber Companies, the Dunlop Tire. & Rubber Goods Company, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the Gutta Percha Rubber Company. A Provincial Fire Prevention Congress has been called by the Government of Ontario to meet in the Parliament Buildings on Friday, August 30, and an invitation is extended to all members of the association to attend the afternoon session of the congress. The topics to be discussed at the convention and the speakers allotted to the subjects are: The Monetary Saving by the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Commercial and Manufacturing Risks. By Chief T. E. Heath, Saskatoon, Sask. Proper Size of Motor Pumping Apparatus for Different Sized Municipalities, Under Conditions Existing in Canada. By G. E. Thomas, Toronto, Ont. Compulsory Protection of Hospitals and Similar Institutions, Where Life May be Endangered from Fire, by Legislative Enactment or Government Regulations. By Chief J. W. Graham, Ottawa, Ont. The Fire Prevention Act of the Province of Saskatchewan, Its Administration and Enforcement. By A. E. Fisher, provincial fire commissioner of the province of Saskatchewan. Fire Walls, Fire Doors, Fire Escapes, Prepared Wall and Ceiling Boards, What They Are and What They Should Be. By Chief James Corbett, Massey Harris Co., Toronto, and Chief W. J. Early, St. Catharines, Ont. Adjustment of Fire Losses by Insurance Adjusters. By Chief James Smart, Calgary, Alberta. Criminal Practice of Parents and Other Adult Persons of Leaving Small and Helpless Children in Homes While Absent on Business or Pleasure. Subject to be introduced by E. P. Heaton, provincial fire marshal for Ontario. During the days of the convention, the fire marshals and fire commissioners of the provinces have arranged, under the leadership of the Ontario fire marshal, E. P. Heaton, for a moving picture demonstration of the fire losses of Canada. A. C. Wisner, of the Canadian May Oatway fire alarms, will provide a sight-seeing trip around the city for the ladies. A ladies committee, consisting of Mrs. W. J. Smith and Mrs. James Corbett of Toronto; Mrs. J. E. Keyes, Galt. Ont.; Mrs. J. S. France, Woodstock, Ont., and Mrs. James Armstrong, Kingston, Ont., will be at the King Edward on Monday, August 26, to receive ladies who are attending the convention.