Professional Status Begins with Education

Issue 8 and Volume 117.

Professional Status Begins with Education Fire technology curriculum—an associate degree course THE IMPETUS given to technical training by recent Federal legislation, coupled with the expansion of technical education in many states, presents an opportunity to organize accredited technical-college-level training for the fire service. The States of Connecticut and North Carolina hope to launch some programs soon. Washington and Oregon are preparing for pre-employment as well as upgrading technical school courses both with and without credits. At the 1963 annual meeting of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, members of a two-day workshop on personnel development concluded that there were enough subjects to require six years of collegelevel training to turn out a thoroughly trained fire department officer. Wisconsin has been giving some study to this matter for the past four years, and as a result has evolved a prototype program which is being offered to the several vocational and…

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