400 Take Maryland Course
Firemen’s classes, conducted by the University of Maryland, are now well advanced.
There are about 400 volunteers enrolled in the classes, which are held in fire houses all over the state. The instructors are all volunteer Chiefs and well versed in this field.
Scores of volunteers have learned for the first time the science of fire fighting. Few have dropped out and numerous firemen have enrolled in the latter stages of the course. The University of Maryland hopes to develop this course into a four-year program starting in 1939. The present course is forty hours in length. The instructors for the present course are: Thomas G. Basil, Annapolis; Simon Clopper, Smithsburg; Curtis C. Larrimore, Easton, and John H. O’Lexey, Jessup.