Leadership

The Round Table

Issue 4 and Volume 128.

The Round Table DEPARTMENTS The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 provides for the establishment of a national fire academy. This academy will have “a small but excellent campus with first-class staff and facilities” that will become “a focal point for the professional training of fire officers.” Where do you think this campus should be located? In answering, please bear in mind such factors as geography, ease and economy of travel for students, weather, and the proximity of a big and busy fire department that could serve as a field “laboratory.” John T. O’llagan, Fire Commissioner, New York City, N.Y.: The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 provides for the establishment of an academy. This facility can contribute immeasurably to raising the technical and professional standards of the fire service throughout this country. It is generally agreed that such an academy should have a small but…

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