Leadership

FDIC Program Features Fire Service Speakers

Issue 2 and Volume 130.

FDIC Program Features Fire Service Speakers features This year, more than ever, the Fire Department Instructors Conference will offer a program presented by members of the fire service. When the FDIC convenes in Memphis March 22-25, fire officers and instructors will dominate the program. Speakers for the general sessions have been selected, Marvin L. Austin of ISO Illinois, FDIC chairman, has announced, and he disclosed that their topics will range from developments in training to fire protection challenges and lessons learned from large fires. How a small fire department raised the level of breathing apparatus training to develop “smoke divers” among its members will be told by Training Officer William Anderson of the Greensburg, Pa., Fire Department. He will tell how available facilities can be used for sophisticated training of fire fighters to work more effectively in smoke. Better ways of handling vehicular fires will be discussed by Bill Westoff,…

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