Leadership

COUNTY FRE ACADEMY BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE

Issue 7 and Volume 136.

COUNTY FRE ACADEMY BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE TRAINING The Nassau County Fire Service Academy has begun a major program of upgrading its existing facilities and curriculum—with a view to the needs of the next 20 years. The Nassau County, N.Y., Fire Service Academy provides training to the 10,000 volunteer fire fighters from 71 departments of Nassau County, Long Island. They protect a population of 1.5 million people, and they are entitled to receive the best training possible. Operated by the Nassau County Vocational Education and Extension Board, the academy has a physical plant consisting of three burn buildings, a 2 1/2 story dwelling, a commercial “taxpayer,” and a six-story tower. Fires in these structures use wood pallets accelerated by pans of fuel oil. The results are very hot, stubborn fires which are often more difficult to extinguish than the “real thing.” Other fire scenarios include open fuel pits; pressurized gasoline…

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