Western New York Firemen Meet

Western New York Firemen Meet

The Western New York volunteer firemen’s convention held in Williamsville the last week in July was attended by over 3,000 firemen from Lockport. Niagara Falls, Leroy, Akron and other towns in this territory. Forty-three companies were represented in the parade held on July 30 which despite the heavy downpour of rain was an enthusiastic demonstration.

The parade was headed by C. C. Baker, marshal. He was followed by Major C. R. Herman: E. H. Hutchinson, Buffalo bankers: the 174th regiment band, village trustees of Williamsville, members of the town board, officers of the association and visiting chiefs.

The parade which consisted of seven divisions passed the village hall where village officials reviewed the procession, later presenting sixteen trophies to qualifying companies or individuals. Frank Kaminski, Eggertsville. received a prize as the tallest man, measuring si xfeet four. The Albion hose company was considered the best appearing company. The Dye Hose Company No. 5 Albion had the best pumper and the village of Depew appeared with the most apparatus.

Jamestown, N. Y., Improving Department—The city council of Jamestown, N. Y., has decided to purchase additional units of fire apparatus on the completion of the new fire station now in the course of construction.

Chlorinator Installed at Gooding, Idaho—A chlorinator has been installed at the water works plant at Gooding, Idaho, by O. G. F. Markhus, of Seattle, the district representative of Wallace & Tiernan Company, Inc., of Newark. The city water is now obsolutely pure and can be used for all domestic purposes without the least apprehension. All fire and sprinkler hydrants were drained immediately after the installation of the chlorinator to insure pure water at once. Mr. Markhus, in commenting on the installation said that over 85,000,000 people in the United States are drinking chlorinated water today and probably only about one per cent, of these know it, inasmuch as the chlorine is tasteless and undetectable.

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Western New York Firemen Meet

The annual convention of the Western New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association was held in Holley, N. Y., on July 31 and August 1, there being an attendance of some 400 delegates and members. The sessions were held in the Holley High School. Changes made in the constitution and by-laws to provide that no president can hereafter succeed himself and that the term of the trustees shall he three years. Charles A. Kandt, of Lockport, the retiring president, was elected delegate to the New York State Firemen’s Association to be held in Hudson, N. Y., August 21 to 22.

The program of firemen’s sports and contests was carried out and the sessions were interesting and well attended. Among the addresses there was one given by William Le Valley, of Lockport. on Fire Prevention. Williamsville, N. Y., was chosen as the place of meeting for 1924.

The following officers were elected: President, J. Wallace Eggleston, Albion (the retiring vice-president); First VicePresident, John M. Wehrle, Williamsville; Second VicePresident, F. V. Shultz, Kenmore; Secretary, Henry A. Clark, Batavia (re-elected); Treasurer, Howard C. Townsend, Lockport (re-elected); Trustees, William N. Mang, La Salle (re-elected); Patrick J. Melody, Dausville (reelected), and E. J. Coyle, chief of the Lockport fire department.