Leadership

International Exchange

Issue 2 and Volume 117.

International Exchange Language was no barrier to a recent exchange of information between the Tokyo Fire Department and the Miami, Fla., Fire Division. It began when Jisaburo Saita, chairman of the teaching material study association for the Tokyo Fire College, toured Miami facilities as the guest of Chief Lawrence L. Kenney. Kenney expressed interest in a canvas escape chute used by the Japanese and was sent a 30-page pamphlet, laboriously translated into English, after Saita returned to Japan. Kenney’s reply, along with Miami training manuals, was then translated into Japanese by two exchange students at the University of Miami.

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