Leadership

New York Fire College Opens Winter Term

Issue 24 and Volume 52.

New York Fire College Opens Winter Term The fall and winter term of the New York Fire College was formally opened at Fire Department Headquarters on December 2, with Deputy Fire Chief Maher of Brooklyn in the lecturer’s chair as professor of the science of fire fighting. The first lesson for the day was opened with the following question by Chief Maher: “If a fire was burning on the fiftieth floor of a building and the water tower could reach only to the seventh floor with a stream of water, what would you do?” “This is no place for us.” interposed Capt. William P. Barrett to Capt. George Moodie, both of the Philadelphia Fire Department, who have joined the college, so that they may report to Director of Public Safety Porter and enable him to plan a fire college for the Quaker City. “You see, we don’t have to fight…

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