Leadership

NAVAL AIR STATION MAINTAINS EFFICIENT FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 11 and Volume 95.

NAVAL AIR STATION MAINTAINS EFFICIENT FIRE DEPARTMENT “Sailor” Firemen from Alameda Naval Air Base Train for Eight Weeks at San Francisco School IN days gone by, a “fireman” in the Navy was a member of the “black gang” that helped pile up steam in the boilers of battlewagons, but that definition is outmoded in these days of modern warfare. Take the Navy’s firemen stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Base in San Francisco Bay. They certainly do a lot of things, but tending boilers on a battlewagon is not included in their duties. For under the direction of Chief Boatswain’s Mate H. A. Benthusen, Fire Chief at the Naval Air Station, these men perform the duties that are common to the firemen of any large city. When the station was installed nearly three years ago, one of the first considerations was adequate fire protection. Chief Benthusen was called back from…

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