The Journal is a weekly paper devoted to the interests of the firemen and the fire departments of this country. Its aim will be to give all important news relating to, or of interest to the members of the fire departments in all sections.
With these words P. Y. Everett and Clifford Thomson, editors and publishers, launched the first issue of the National Fireman’s Journal on November 17, 1877. In the ensuing 85 years the title has changed several times to the present FIRE ENGINEERING, the publishing concept has been enlarged to include all members of the fire protection profession and the weekly paper has become a monthly magazine.
Yet throughout these years the principles outlined in the first Publishers Column have never changed. As we enter our 86th year, we again pledge our dedication to them in the interest of serving the field as the Journal of the Fire Protection Profession.