Leadership

California Holds Fire Training Conferences

Issue 9 and Volume 111.

California Holds Fire Training Conferences Two noteworthy training conferences were held in recent months under the sponsorship of the Bureau of Industrial Education of the California State Department of Education. One hundred and fifty-seven training officers from municipal, industrial, county and military fire departments and the California Division of Forestry participated in the Fifth Annual Fire Training Officers’ Workshop held in Fresno, May 19-23, as a cooperative venture of the Fresno Fire Department, Chief Gayle V. Coger, and the California Fire Training Program, Thomas S. Ward, supervisor. All classroom sessions were held at the host department’s training center and covered basic and advanced instructor training and organization for instruction; the latter is a continuing subject and considered the backbone of the workshop. A feature was the fire extinguishment classes held in Highway City. Twenty-nine fires were set and extinguished in buildings purchased or donated for the occasion, and in sumps,…

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