Iowa Firemen Meet at Ames

Issue 7 and Volume 89.

Iowa Firemen Meet at Ames Greater vigilance to curb any possible spread of arson was urged by J. Vincent Pyles, State Fire Marshal, in his address before those gathered for the twelfth annual Iowa fire school at the state college at Ames, May 26 to 29. Richard E. Vernor, Manager, Western Actuarial Bureau, Chicago, said that firemanship is no longer a display of brute strength, but that it is an engineering science. He explained that five-year college courses are now available in fire protection engineering, and in Oklahoma City alone there are ninety men in the Fire Department with some engineering training. E. S. Baird, of the Engineering Extension Service, gave a demonstration of first aid for firemen. Chief J. W. Just, Western Actuarial Bureau, Chicago, Chief Wright Hedger, Atlantic, and members of the Atlantic Fire Department, demonstrated fire salvage operations. Fred P. Higgins, Assistant Fire Marshal, Grand Rapids, Mich.,…

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