Seaside Heights, N.J., Hosts Staff and Command School

Issue 9 and Volume 127.

Seaside Heights, N.J., Hosts Staff and Command School Lectures and demonstrations that included the fire chiefs role, principles of organization—line and staff functions, pre-fire attack planning, civil defense—federal, state and local cooperation—and the phenomenon of fire behavior were presented at the Staff and Command School, New Jersey State Fire College. The school which was held at Seaside Heights, N.J., on March 9-10, closed with an elaborate, simulated fire command post operation. Chief C.J. Krawcykowski, who directed his remarks to the volunteer fire service, pointed out that there are some 1 million volunteers in this country and to replace them with paid members would cost about $4½ billion. Krawcykowski, who is the fire chief at the American Cynamid Company, Bound Brook, N.J., and a lifelong volunteer, deplored the fact that a volunteer can be a rear-step fireman one day and chief the next—with relatively little preparation. He pointed out that many…

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