THE DENVER CONVENTION
Indications Point to a Successful Meeting of International Association of Fire Engineers
(Special to FIRE AND WATKS ENOINKBSIMG.)
Denver, Colo., Monday, Sept. 16, 1912.
The “Fire Chiefs Special” over the Delaware and Blackman, Lake Shore, Chicago, Milwaukeekee and St. Paul and Union Pacific railroads arrived to-day, on schedule time after a most satisfactory trip. In looking over the register of the association it looks well for an average attendance, and successful meeting. The principal types of motor apparatus are already on the floor of the auditorium and make a fine showing, but the fire appliance end of the exhibition is not so well represented. Many exhibitors have yet to arrange their goods so that a fair estimate cannot be given at present of the number and extent of the apparatus and supplies that will ultimately form the show. Secretary McFall and Official Stenographer Hart were early on the scene and President Loller looks in splendid condition for his work at the convention. The representation of delegates so far is large and comprises many from all parts of the country. While I am sending this dispatch the attendance is rapidly growing through an influx of western delegates, most of them first convention men. No doubt it is from this section that the largest showing will be made.
Chief Kenlon and Doctor Harry Archer expect a stampede for next year’s convention in New York, while Chief Zoller is just as sanguine for Youngstown. There is no doubt that the contest will be a dose one. It is expected that the tests on Wednesday will be very interesting as considerable improvements have been made in motor apparatus and chiefs from cities contemplating their use will pay particular attention to the results. While there is no topic of startling newness on the program, the subjects chosen will prove sufficiently important to draw full attendances at the sessions. The representative from the Panama C. department, Captain Brown, is present and intends to read a paper on the fire service of that place, which will be interesting on account of its novelty. A full renort of the meeting will be ready for the next issue of the paper.