Our Fifty-Fifth Anniversary NOW that the fire chiefs convention and the presidential election are over, it gives us great pleasure to announce the next important event on the calendar— FIRE ENGINEERING’S 55th birthday, to be celebrated November 17th. A lot of water has gone over the dam since FIRE ENGINEERING (originally titled the National Firemen’s Journal) was established in 1877. We have seen a dozen or more presidential campaigns and have gone through many periods of national prosperity and depression. That’s why. with this rich background of seasoning and experience, we face the future with full confidence in the fact that history repeats itself and that depression is always followed by prosperity regardless of changing political moods. Naturally, we feel that each added year makes FIRE ENGINEERING that much better equipped to guide the fire fighting profession through its difficulties.