Leadership

Continuous training key to fire fighting methods

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

Continuous training key to fire fighting methods A YARDSTICK FOR IMPROVEMENT ESTABLISHMENT of a modern training center and proving ground for the fire department of Rochester became a reality in 1954 with the opening of the Fire and Police Academy. This attractive, functional modernistic group of buildings is the home of the Fire Training Division and the Fire Bureau Apparatus and Enginering Division, as well as the Police Training Division. It is located on six acres of land, west of the city on the banks of the Genesee River with sufficient area for expansion. Ample classroom and office space is provided and year-round training is made possible by means of the specially designed combination auditorium and interior drill arena. Directly to the rear of the academy buildings along the river is a large, well-equipped area devoted exclusively to fire fighting. Every effort has been exerted to make each installation in…

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