Fire Schools and Seminars
Arkansas Fire Training Academy—Weekday Courses: Multimedia First Aid: Basic, Mar. 5; Multimedia First Aid: Instructor, Mar. 6; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Basic, Mar. 6; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Instructor, Mar. 8; Basic Fire Fighting Practices, Mar. 12-16; Advanced Fire Pump Operations, Mar. 26-30. Weekend Courses: Basic Fire Fighting Practices, Mar. 10—11; Advanced Fire Pump Operations, Mar. 31Apr. 1. For further information, contact the Arkansas Fire Academy, Southern Arkansas University, Technical Branch, P.O. Box 3048 Camden, Ark. 71701.
California Fire Service Academy: Fire Command III, Disaster Planning, Fire Prevention, Mar. 4-9; Fire Investigation III, Mar. 18-23; Fire Instructor IIB, Mar. 25-30; Fire Management III, Apr. 1-5; Fire Command IV, High Rise, Apr. 22-29; Fire Prevention IV, Apr. 22-29. For further informat ion, write California Fire Service Academy, 836 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, Calif. 93950.
California Fire Mechanics Academy—Seminar April 9-13 at Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif. Forinformation write Chief (Ret.) Robert Ely, 5000 Westminster Terrace, San Diego, Calif. 92116.
Connecticut State Fire School—Weekend Courses: Mid-Management Overview, Mar. 3-4, Willimantic; Building Construction, Mar. 10-11, Hartford; Apparatus Electrical Problems, Mar. 10, Meriden; Fire Instructor Methods, Mar. 10-11, 17-18, 24, Willimantic; Breathing Apparatus, Mar. 24-25, Mar. 31Apr. 1, Hartford; Pumps, Mar. 31-Apr. 1, Apr. 7-8, Fairfield; Forcible Entry, Mar. 31-Apr. 1, Apr. 7-8, New Haven; Essentials of Fire Fighting, Apr. 21-22, Apr. 28-29, Willimantic; Essentials of Fire Fighting, Apr. 21-22, Apr. 28-29, Burrville. For further information, write William S. Porter, State Fire Administrator, Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, 294 Colony Street, Meriden, Conn. 06450.
International Fire Photographers’ Association-Fire Photography Training Conference, July 19-21, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill. For information, write International Fire Photographers Association, Box 201, Elmhurst, Ill. 60126.
McLean County Firemen’s Association Training School: Mar. 3-4, Turner Hall, Illinois State University. For further information, contact Chief George Cermak, Normal Fire Department, 604 North Adelaide Street, Normal, Ill. 61761.
Michigan Fire Training Program: Seminar and Training Course in Fire investigation and Arson Detection, Mar. 6-8; Advanced Training School, Mar. 12-16; Fire Academy Program, Apr. 2-May 8. For further information, write Firemanship Training Program, Fire Service Instruction and Research Center, North Campus, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109.
Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association: 15th Annual Emergency Care Workshop, April 5-7. Will be held at North Memorial Medical Center St Paul. For information, contact Robert Meier, President, Minnesota Rescue & First Aid Association, 149 Faye Street, St. Paul, Minn. 55119.
Minnesota State Fire School: To be held May 18-20, St. Paul Campus, Univ. of Minnesota. For further information, contact Eugene Anderson, 405 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn. 55108.
Municipal Fire Department’s Instructors Association: 12th Annual Educational Seminar, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 28-30. For further information, contact Tom McAuley (Registrar), 740 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. M1H 2A9.
Missouri Seminar for Arson Investigators: Basic Session, Sept. 29-30; Advanced Session, Oct 1-2. Both sessions will be held at the Hilton Plaza Inn, Kansas City, Mo. For further information, contact Ms. Freddy Randolph, 344 Hearnes, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo. 65211.
Montgomery County Fire Training School: Special Rescue Course, Feb. 24-25, Mar. 10-11; Rescue I—Basic Heavy Rescue Course, Mar. 24-25, Apr. 7-8; Pump Course, Apr. 7-8, Apr. 21-22; Advance Fire Fighting II, Apr. 21-22, May 5-6; Industrial Fire Training, Apr. 24-25; Water Tanker Course, Apr. 28-29; Vehicle Rescue, Apr. 28-29. For further information, contact Jack K. McElfish, Fire Training Coordinator, Montgomery County Fire Training School, 100 Wilson Boulevard, Eagleville, Pa. 19403.
New Jersey State Fire College—Fire and Command School, Seaside Park, N.J., Mar. 3-4, 10-11. For further information, write Frank G. Cuomo, President, New Jersey State Fire College, Division of New Jersey State Safety Council, 50 Park Place—Suite 820, Newark, N.J. 07102.
New York State Fire Academy: Introduction to Fire Inspection, Part III, Introduction to Fire Department Administration, Part III, Mar/ 3-4; Fire Pump Maintenance Course— American LaFrance, Mar. 6-8; SFI Certification to Teach Pump Operator Course and Initial Fire Attack, Mar. 10-11; Volunteer Fire Police Association, Mar. 24; Department of Mental Hygiene, NFPA No. 101, Inspection Course, Mar. 26-30. For further information, write Donald R. Dymes, Supervisor of Academy Programs, Academy of Fire Science, Box k, Montour Falls, N.Y. 14865.
New York State Association of Fire Chiefs— Seminar Series—Capital District, Mar. 3, West Albany Fire Department; Southern District, Mar. 10, Circleville Middle School; Southwestern District, Mar. 31, Kiantone Firehouse; Long Island, Apr. 7, Dix Hills Fire Department; Northern Central District, Apr. 21, Pittsford-Mendon High School, Route 64; Northern Area, Apr. 28, Moose Club, Malone. There will be a registration fee of $5.00 for members and $10.00 for nonmembers. For additional information, write Ward A. Bohner, Executive Director, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, 8 Van Buren Drive, Kinderhook, N.Y. 12106.
Norfolk International Airport Crash/Fire/ Rescue Management/Supervisory School: May 6-9, New Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach, Va. For information, write Wayne E. Shank, Airport Operations Supervisor, Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Va. 23518.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemen’s Federation: Fire School at Dickson City, Pa., June 2-3. For information, contact Paul Lukus, Fire School Director, 138 Dundaff Street, Forest City, Pa. 18421.
20th Annual Northwest Fire and Arson Seminar, Apr. 30-May 4. Will be held at the Thunderbird Motor Inn, Portland, Ore. Pre-registration is required. Program highlights: Investigation Procedures; Interpretation of Heat and Char Patterns; Interviews; Field Investigations; and Crime Lab Services & Techniques. For information, contact John Farber, Program Chairman, Portland Fire Bureau, 55 S.W. Ash, Portland, Ore. 97204.
Oklahoma State University: Automatic Sprinkler Short Course, Mar. 15-16. For more information, contact Technology Extension, 313 Crutchfield Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. 74074.
The 2nd Annual Oregon Fire Educators School, April 18-20 at the Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, Ore. Program plans include an overview of Oregon’s fire problem and what is being done about it, psychology of motivation, presenting puppet shows, tabletop presentations, use of fire equipment in fire safety education, working with elementary level educators, and working with news media. For further information, contact Don Anderson, Oregon Fire Education Association, P.O. Box 127, Tualatin, Ore. 97062.
Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Training School—Arson Detection for Fire Department Personnel, Mar. 3-4; Fire Department Salvage Practices, Mar. 7-8; Structural Fire Fighting I, Mar. 12-16; Special Problem Fuels/Fires, Mar. 26-30. For further information, write Robert C. Grening, State Fire Training Services Coordinator, P.O. Box 631, Lewistown, Pa. 17044.
The Pennsylvania State University/Fire Service Programs—Emergency Vehicle Driver Training, Behrend College, Mar. 24-25; Fire Code, Berks Campus, Mar. 10—11, Williamsport, Mar. 24-25, New Kensington Campus, Apr. 7-8; Fire Department Officership, Beaver Campus, Apr. 21-22, York Campus, May 19-20; Fire Safety, Berks Campus, Apr. 21; Fire Extinguishing Agents and Systems, Beaver Campus, Mar. 10-11; Master Planning, Hazleton Campus, Mar. 24-25; Preplanning, York Campus, Mar. 31-Apr. 1; Rural Fire Fighting, Hazleton Campus, Apr. 7-8, Williamsport (Towanda), Apr. 21-22, Beaver Campus, May 19-20; Techniques of Fire Investigation, Berks Campus, Mar. 24-25, Behrend College, Apr. 28-29, Hazleton Campus, May 19-20; Fire Prevention and the Volunteer Fire Fighter, Mont Alto (Chambersburg), Mar. 24, Hazleton Campus, May 12. For further information, write Charles Meek, Penn State University, 209 Keller Building, University Park, Pa. 16802.
Texas A&M University—Recruit Training Schools: Class No. 27, Apr. 16-June 1. For further information, contact David White, Coordinator, Recruit Training School, Fire Protection Training Division, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex. 77843.
Tri-State Fire Services Training Association: Seminars to be held on the four Thursdays in April, 5, 12, 19, and 26, at the Allied Health Auditorium, Community College of Beaver County, Center Township, Monaca, Pa. For further information, contact Jim Piroli, General Chairman, 1834 Davidson St., Aliquippa, Pa. 15001.
Vehicle Rescue and Extrication Seminar—Apr. 7-8, to be held at Corona Senior High School and Sunkist Lemon Products Division, Corona, Calif. For additional information, write Conrad P. Schempp, Training Coordinator, Corona City Fire Department, 1999 Taylor Avenue, Corona, Calif. 91720.
Weirton Heights Rescue School: Eighth annual school, Mar. 3-4. Courses will include vehicle extrication I & II, basic rescue techniques, advanced rescue techniques, heavy rescue techniques, defensive and code 3 driving, first aid instructor, EMT dispatcher, command and decision, transportation hazards, CPR instructor, search and rescue, fire rescue techniques and trauma seminar. For further information, write Weirton Heights Rescue School, P.O. Box 2542, Weirton, West Va. 26062.