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Fire Brigade Conference.

Wellington, Jam. 24. The secoqd annual Conference, of the New Zealand Fire Brigade Association opened ; te-day. Twenty-four delegates, from other 1;; towns were preserib, 1 ; ; arid Superintendent Harris, presided. Some' little discussion took place>. relative to allowing the Wellington Brigade to take; part lit tW Conference.' Some paemhers wore bf opinion that they shdiild'riot'he admitted, on the ground that they were upd?r piunicipal by-laws. Hlthpa.tely, it Wgs that th6y Ihoiild be admitted.TKe second annual report of the Association was read. It.contained a number of suggestions to be considered by the Conference, and was Agreed ;to without discussion. Superintendent Harris (Christchurch) was re-elected president, and Superintendent , Wpitefprd (Wellington) and Captain Lightfoot (Nelson) were ;elqcted|yipe-Es®sid«3ntß.i -lVfr.i(l& 'son (Dunedin), rwqs, re-elpqtea secretary. !A committee was appointed to inquire jinto the advi»bilitvrv| establishing a sick and accidekiifttlmti Fbe casrf jof Robb, !tbe fireman who. discovered the, Dewars’, ibMfM T ottt / ’th|; fire, came' re-sOltW-^^'That^ftritOT Awoi 1 cia^od 1 ' wnilld '< atfiW r ‘MAltbse ; ffii' ! f4W'hd th# wi'dhrfWtoisi; fet^ory.»’' (The bidiWdy AEtedi-'.VK was. .ppt J t6; appeal >; to Hhe > pWblic for “’eofitffibritionV until it was seed'Whether■the'Fh'fe Bri^ridy - Bill passes next session. , A number of letters from- iheinnets* hf the* Legislative ; Council 'were Afeceivdd Vhy ithrty threw out the Bill last session; and -several letters-from insurance companies' 'apprdVihgM' raki/ fJS' groat ihany technical- mstterii, as te’mdhis be«#iddavitijg one ’Brigade to • join’ ariotlier^ 1 and so forth } wero’discillaed;!;but were oflittle interest. A deputation was appointed

to wait on the Government to-morrow morning to ask them, to take up the Bill next session, and to grant free passes on the railways. The Conference,adjogmed until to-morrow afternoon!^,.\/.?

[by tei.ege4®|.]w| ',y\ ip?' Wellin'oton', To-day. i|f - Mr. Harris, president Fife Brigade; Ajf> sedation, vico-prosiclents.'Whileford atiti* Lightfoot, and secretary Robertson waited on the Hons, the Premier and , Mr. Rolleston this morning, asking them to take charge of the Fire Brigade Bill next session. The- Premier considered- thafrit; would be better for the interests, of the Association if Hip Bill .were taken up by? a private individual, and suggested .that inheritwouldsee fllfi Stevens’ •and' Mr.l Waterhouse on the subject. Both -Messrs. Hall and Rolleston entirely coincided. with .thc.-principle of the Bill and would give it all support.

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Fire Brigade Conference., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 251, 25 January 1881

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Fire Brigade Conference. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 251, 25 January 1881