Gary Firemen Study in Spare Time

Issue 10 and Volume 93.

Gary Firemen Study in Spare Time Although the Gary, Ind., Fire Department lacks a central drill school and drill tower which many cities use to give firemen practice, the men are not letting that handicap get the best of them. They have been studying courses conducted by the Indiana Fire Service Training School of Purdue University. The latest report tells of the firemen passing the first test on hydraulics with an average score of 96.4 per cent. Other subjects to be studied are: Forcible entry, minor extinguishment practice, salvage and overhaul, fire stream practice, fire fighting apparatus practice. Ventilation, rescue, first aid and fire fighting tactics. School sessions are held daily except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, for two hours. The 105 men who passed the first test will receive diplomas from Purdue University bearing one seal for the first course. As each successive course is passed, an additional seal will…

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