Leadership

FDIC Gets Even Bigger In Move to Kansas City

Issue 5 and Volume 123.

FDIC Gets Even Bigger In Move to Kansas City With a program ranging from hospital and school fire safety to officer training, and high-rise building fires, the Fire Department Instructors Conference chalked up another registration record in its first four-day session at Kansas City, Mo., after 35 conferences at Memphis, Tenn. The total registration for the March 24-27 conference was 4,404, just 101 more than the figure last year at Memphis. Thirteen foreign countries, including Canada, were represented at the sessions. Fires in tall buildings bring new problems to the fire service, said Second Deputy Chief Fire Marshal James B. Neville of Chicago. He emphasized that high-rise fire fighting operations must depend on a building’s own fire protection facilities. “Except for your pumper used to supplement the standpipe system in a building, all of your wheeled fire apparatus will be used merely to transport men and hand equipment to the…

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