Washington Fire Chiefs Meet

Washington Fire Chiefs Meet

The sixth annual meeting of the Washington State Fire Chiefs’ Association was held at Wenatchee, Wash., on June 15, at the same time as the Washington State Firemen’s Association convention, an account of which appeared in the last issue. Chief Mitchell Doumit, Cathlamet, was elected President; Gerald Foisy, Arlington, First Vice-President; A. J. McCarthy, Puyallup, Second VicePresident; W. A. Groce, Spokane, Secretary, and Charles Tracy, Arlington, Treasurer.

Board of control members for 1938-9 elected were: W. P. Payne, Spokane; Past President, Bryson, Wenatchee; Leon Henle, Toppenish; A1 Crump, Kelso, and Leon Kirk, Ellensburg.

The Secretary cast a unanimous ballot for each officer.

Resolution thanked Wenatchee and its department for acting as hosts, declined Portland’s invitation to meet there, urged city allowance of Fire Departments’ setting up reserve funds from annual budgets for future equipment purchases and urged expansion of the National Board of Fire Underwriters’ Chicago laboratory where improvements in fire fighting are tested.

Remodeling of the state fire protection law was asked to make it include every county in the state and not only King, Pierce and Spokane as now set up. Administration of the finances under the law by fire district officials, and not through county commissioners was also suggested.

A resolution, recommending state laws to enforce carrying fire extinguishers by every car and truck, was tabled.

Washington Fire Chiefs Meet

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Washington Fire Chiefs Meet

The second annual convention of the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs was held at Bellingham, Wash., on July 12, just preceding the meeting of the State Firemen’s Association. All the officers were reelected, as follows: President, Chief Charles 15. Everett; Vice-President, Chief Ray Hare, Yakima; Second Vice-President, Chief E. J. Treese, Raymond: Secretary, Captain W. A. Groce, Olympia; Treasurer, Chief Charles H. Tracy, Arlington; Board of Control, Battalion Chief O. H. Ebbinghouse, Seattle: Chief Rex Putnam, Wapato; Chief Bert Sybrant, Bellingham, and Chief E. J. Grandchamp, Onalaska.

It was decided to hold the 1934 convention at Chehalis, on invitation of Chief E. C. Kuehner, of that city.