Leadership

Chief Veit Active With Fire Drills

Issue 10 and Volume 83.

Chief Veit Active With Fire Drills Prior to the elevation of Chief Victor H. Veit as head of the fire department at Stamford, Connecticut, that city held but few fire drills among its school children, an occasional visit to the schools being the limit. Today Chief Veit is conceded to be one of the most active fire department heads in New England. He inaugurated a system some time ago through which all schools at Stamford are now thoroughly acquainted with drill work. The accompanying illustration shows the students attending the Stamford High School during a recent fire drill which was “pulled” unknown to the two thousand pupils. The building was completely emptied in two minutes and forty-five seconds. “During the early spring and late fall of every year I visit all public and private schools and conduct a drill,” said Chief Veit. “No advance ‘tip’ of any kind is given…

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