August 1931.(Looking Back)

At the recent annual congress of the iFE, Chief Herbert Burrows MIFireE, criticised the government for its lack of any fire planning. Chief Burrows said: "The lethargic methods and lack of enthusiasm displayed by the Home Office offers little incentive to any of us currently serving in fire brigades."

A number of UK Chief Fire Officers recently visited the Paris Fire Exhibition.

Merryweather and Sons were exhibiting their new appliance which has a Magirus Turntable Ladder fitted; the ladder extends to 150 feet which is claimed to be the highest extending ladder in the world. A number of Large city fire brigades in the UK are interested in this new ladder.

Paisley Fire Brigade has recently announced senior command changes following the retirement of Firemaster George Wilson. …

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