Westchester Co. Holds Training Institute

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

Westchester Co. Holds Training Institute Over 3,500 firemen, or an average of better than 800 nightly, attended the Second Firemen’s Training Institute, sponsored by the Fire Chiefs Emergency Plan of Westchester County, New York, September 21 to 25 inclusive. If the attendance at the all-day, out-of-door fire demonstrations of Saturday the 25th were included, the total would exceed 5,000 because fully 1,500 members of the County’s fire service were on hand to stage the largest single session of “training-by-doing” thus far held in the country. Fully 2,500 citizens and friends of fire fighters also were spectators. The four evening sessions were held in the auditorium of the White Plains High School, White Plains, N. Y.; the field trials were conducted at the County Center parking pavillion. Apparatus and crews from thirty-five companies participated in the operations, which were under the general direction of the White Plains Fire Department, Chief Abbott…

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