From the Publishers Desk

Issue 1 and Volume 134.

From the Publishers Desk Editor of Fire Engineering Back in August 1966, this column announced the appointment of Richard Pratt Sylvia as associate editor of Fire Engineering. And now, 14 years later, it gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dick as the editor of Fire Engineering, starting with this issue. This time, of course, we don’t have to introduce him. Since 1966, Dick Sylvia has become one of the most well known names in the fire service. His column The Volunteers Corner, is unquestionably one of the best read pieces of fire service literature—quoted widely, reprinted frequently and used regularly by our readers. His major articles—we lost count of how many—have established his reputation as a leader of the service. Jim Casey called him a walking encyclopedia on fire service matters—training, equipment, apparatus, budgeting and what have you, subjects he has lectured on in many parts of…

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