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FIRE BRIGADES.

CONFERENCE CLOSED.

(Per Piess Association.)

AKAROA, March 11. The Fire Brigades Conference concluded, to-day. The following officers were elected: —President, Deputy-Su-perintendent J. J- Salmon ■ (Dunedm), vice-presidents, ' Captain ?. Campbell (Timaru) and Secretary E>. O. Scantlebury (Reefton); treasurer, Secretary C. A. Osborne (Onehuuga); secretary, Laptain T. J. Watts (Newmarket), (re-elect-ed for three years) ? auditor, Mr P. R. Fraser (Auckland). _.. TT „ This afternoon the JtJon. F. H. 1). Bell and the Hon. R. H. Rhodes ad--dressed the conference. Replying to representations made, Mr Bell said that he would have to submit to Cabinet the proposal to make Territorial drill count for fire brigade' parades when the two duties clashed. The matter had -already been settled by a former Cabinet and could only be reopened by Cabinet. He intended next session to introduce an amendment, allowing contiguous local bodies to.form themselves into combined fire areas. Legislation would also be introduced exempting from liability for acts done by fire boards- and brigades in the protection of property or to check fire spreading. He referred to the" matter of imposing an annual charge for annual inspection of electrical installations, but said it would not be fair to make such a charge where installations were perfect. He proposed to give fire boards an official status at fire inquests. He congratulated the conference on the advanced methods of their competitions, which put ■New Zealand brigades on a level with those of other countries. ' ■ ..■ -

Mr Rhodes said that the interests of fire brigades were thoroughly safe in Mr Bell's hands.

A hearty vote of thanks was accorded both members.

The following members who have completed 25 years' service were presented with gold stars:—Lieut. ■ F. Fisher (Greytown), Fireman J J. Braggins (Greytown), Secretary J. G. Walton (Greymoiith), Fireman L. Dabroom (Spit), Captain T. Barber (Ashburton), Foreman A. Thomson (Gisborne), Fireman, W. J. Ford (Rangiora), See?'fitary G. Hilton (Timaru), and Captain W. H. Butler (Eden Terrace).

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FIRE BRIGADES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8816, 12 March 1914

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FIRE BRIGADES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8816, 12 March 1914

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