F.D.I.C. Celebrates Silver Anniversary at Memphis

F.D.I.C. Celebrates Silver Anniversary at Memphis

Chief C. A. Harryman, Arnold Engineering Development Center, conducts demonstrations of liquid metal and rocket fuel fires. Chief Inspector Thomas I. Godfrey, St. Louis Fire Department, and Captain D. E. Mallery, Memphis Fire Department, assist

Photos courtesy Memphis Fire Department

Outdoor fire fighting demonstration involved simultaneous fires in five buildings and posed difficult test for Memphis Fire Department. Blaze was extinguished in 6 minutes and 40 secondsCaptain John A. McCarter (left), Topeka Fire Department, discussed common household hazards through use of model dwelling. More than 25 fires were started in clever demonstration deviceSpectators scatter to safety as 3-inch hose bursts during outdoor fire fighting demonstration. High pressure cascaded water over a wide area but fortunately no one was injuredFire fighting demonstration also served as test for new fire-retardant paint. Effect of coating on white building is evident. Burned-out shell of adjacent house was separated by only two feet from painted structureJ. V. Neeson, ground safety director, Norton Air Force Base, Calif., discusses model missile safety. Equipment displayed was designed by Colorado Springs Fire DepartmentMemphis Mayor Edmund Orgill (right), Fire Chief John C. Klinck and ViceMayor and Fire and Police Commissioner Claude A. Armour welcomed the Instructors Conference for its 25th year in the cityQuestion and answer panel on last day of conference included H. T. Johnson, assistant manager, Illinois Inspection Bureau; Battalion Chief J. R. Kerr, Portland, Ore.; B. H. Wilson, Nebraska state fire instructor; J. N. Cardoulis, fire prevention director, 64th Air Division, USAF, New Foundland; D. M. Baird, assistant director, Fire Protection Engineering Department, Canadian Underwriters Association, Montreal, Que.Co-Chairman Emmett T. Cox, Western Actuarial Bureau (right) escorts Maryland Governor J. Millard Tawes, to speakers table at Thursday luncheon. Governor Tawes is a past president of Maryland Firemen's AssociationMemphis firemen received plaudits for excellent lunches served. Speakers included Governor Tawes, Congressman Clifford Davis, former fire and police commissioner of Memphis, and Walter P. Halstead, Minneapolis CD director, and president, U. S. Civil Defense Council

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