Augusta Plans Fire School
Chief Frank G. Reynolds, of the fire department of Augusta, Ga., in his monthly report to the Civil Service Commission, has outlined a plan of conducting weekly lectures for the firemen of his department on various subjects pertaining to the duties of a fireman. Some of subjects mentioned are organization discipline, physical training, proper methods of upkeep of apparatus, etc. The firemen will be given talks on the necessity of fire escapes, the use of chemical streams in fighting fires, automatic sprinklers, city ordinances regarding storage of gasoline, explosives, etc., proper handling of live-saving nets, smoke helmets, life guns, scaling apparatus and other subjects. The program is arranged so as to permit both platoons of firemen to attend the lectures. The commission heartily approved the program and commended Chief Reynolds for the suggestion. Chief Reynolds further reported a fire loss of $8,832.78 for the month of March.