Tri-Counties Genealogy &
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Five County Volunteer Firemen's
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Souvenir and Official Program
of the Second Annual Convention
Five County Volunteer Firemen's Association of Northern
Thursday and Friday, September 2nd and 3rd, 1897
ORDER FOR PARADE.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd, 1897.
HEADQUARTERS OF CHIEF MARSHAL, F.C.V.F. ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA.
The following orders are hereby issued governing parade.
First Division to form on Bridge street, right resting on Elmira street.
The headquarters of the Chief Marshal will be established in rooms at Forrest
House, on Main street.
Second Assistant Marshal: Walter Huff, 1st Ass’t. Chief Engineer
Fire Department. Third Assistant Marshal: P. E. Decker, 2nd
Ass’t. Chief Engineer Fire Department.
The staff of the Chief Marshal will report for duty at rooms of Chief Marshal
at 1:30 p.m. sharp.
The formation of the several divisions will commence at 1:30 o’clock, p.m.,
sharp, and the column will move promptly at 2 o’clock, p.m. Observe the
following signal: Second ringing of the fire bell.
The Aids of the several divisions participating are hereby informed that
they will be required to have their divisions in the position in line assigned
to them promptly and before the hour named for moving the columns.
The Division Marshals will keep their respective divisions well closed
The Commandents, Foremans or Captains of companies are directed not to
cause the execution of any fancy movements by their companies which will
cause a loss of ground to the rear and thereby make a break in the column
while proceeding over the line of march.
Each Division Marshal will promptly move his division into column when
the left of the preceding division has passed the right of his division.
In case of an alarm of fire being sounded during the formation or while
the column is on the march, no organization will leave the line except
those of the Athens Fire Department as may be designated by the Chief Engineer.
The column will be divided into four divisions.
Second Division to form on Center street, right resting on Elmira street.
Third Division to form on Chestnut street, right resting on Elmira street.
By order of G. F. Macafee, Chief Marshal.
P.S. Take notice of the seventh order.
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 6/20/2001
By Joyce M. Tice