Leadership

From the Publishers Desk

Issue 10 and Volume 128.

From the Publishers Desk departments IAFC Conference Big and Impressive Bigness was the impression that we carried away from the Las Vegas IAFC conference. We have been attending this chiefs’ conference going back to 1961 and it was unquestionably the biggest in our memory. We have never seen so much fire equipment assembled under one roof, nor so many fire chiefs so interested in it. The chiefs gave the lie to those who claimed that the attractions of Las Vegas were so overwhelming that no one would come to the exhibit hall. They came in droves and the proof of the pudding was the smiles on the faces of the exhibitors when they were packing up to go home. Conference sessions were also well attended. We sat in on some of them and were impressed. When Howard Tipton, new head of the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration, made the…

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