Cape Cod officers set up state fire college

Cape Cod officers set up state fire college

RECURRENT RAIN and chilly weather all through the weekend failed to dampen the enthusiasm or chill the ardor of 106 registrants who attended the first annual Barnstable County Fire College at the Barnstable County Fire School, Hyannis, Mass., October 21 and 22. Fire fighters from 40 towns and cities received certificates for completing the course.

The Barnstable County Fire Chiefs’ Association conducted the fire collegefield day in cooperation with the Cape and Islands Drillmasters Institute, with the active support of the Massachusetts Department of Education.

The following topics were covered: Hose and ladder evolutions: building fires, flammable liquid fires; ventilation; forcible entry; rescue and first aid; fire pumps, and fire department administration.

Two members of the State Legislature, a county commissioner, the chairman of the Barnstable Board of Selectmen, and Horatio Bond, chief engineer of the NFPA, spoke briefly at the opening exercises. The Rev. Carl Fearing Schultz, chaplain of the Hyannis Fire Department, gave the invocation, and Frank Hanifin, associate editor of FIRE ENGINEERING, delivered the kevnote talk.

Among, those who worked to establish the Barnstable County Fire College were, left to right: Herbert Ellis, president of the Cape and Islands Drillmasters Institute; James Rogers, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Drill Instructors; Chief Leighton Peck of Falmouth, coordinator, and Chief Glenn Clough of Hyannis, president of the Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association, program moderatorOne phase of the session on fighting building firesThe chilly weather didn't bother these men at allInstructors were, left to right: Andrew J. Flanagan, supervisor of firemen’s training, Connecticut; Capt. James Fox, director of Firemen's training, Rhode Island; Chief Leighton Peck, Falmouth, Mass.; Commander Albert B. Mullin, Rockwood Sprinkler Company; Lieut. Phillip C. Whitney, International Rescue and First Aid Association; Chief John O’Loughlin, West Hartford, Conn.; Captain Walter Brocar, drillmaster, New Haven Fire Dept., and Chief John Daly, Hamilton Standard, Division of United Aircraft, Windsor Locks, Conn.

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