Florida Holds First Fire College

Florida Holds First Fire College

Approximately one hundred students representing thirty-nine cities in the state attended the first Florida Fire College held at Daytona Beach, May 7-9. The results exceeded the wildest expectations of the committee in charge. Next year the college will be held in Sebring.

Each student who registered received a booklet containing the program, blank sheets for notes and a sheet of coupons to assist in taking attendance at the various lectures. The students were given a grade at the conclusion of the course based on the following scale: Attendance 50%, punctuality 25%, notes 10% and interest 15%.

On the first day there were lectures on “Salvage,” by Chief D. W. Brosnan, Albany, Ga.; “Chemistry of Fires,” by H. K. Brown, Professor of Chemistry, University of Florida, and a round table discussion. For the second day there were talks on “Fire Alarm Systems,” by George P. Allen and Hal Cummings; “Building Inspections,” by H. D. Cutter of the Southeastern Underwriters Association, “Artificial Respiration and Resuscitation,” by C. E. Saxon. Engineer, Bureau of Mines, and a round table discussion in the evening.

Instructors and Arrangement Committee of Florida Fire College Standing, left to right, are the instructors: L. C. Sledge, Engineer, Southeastern Underwriters Association; J. H. Holmes, Manager, Florida Inspection and Rating Bureau; G. P. Allen, Chief of Signal Bureau, Jacksonville: J. S. McGehee, Engineer, The Gamewell Co.; H. D. Cutter, Engineer, S. E. U. A.; Sherwood Brockwell, Fire Marshal, North Carolina; D. W. Brosnan. Chief of Department, Albany, Ga.; J. O. Eaves, Master Mechanic, American-LaFrance & Foamite Industries; J. B. Chancey, Assistant Chief, Jacksonville; T. P. Branch, Engineer, S.E.U.A.; C. E. Saxon, Engineer, Bureau of Mines. Members of the Committee of Arrangements are in the front row: A. C. Altvater, Chief, Sebring, Fla.; F. C. Pfaender, Chief, Winter Haven; Wm. R. Anderson, Chief. Ft. Myers; J. F. MacMillan, Chief, Cocoa, Fla., and B. B. Hart, Chief, Daytona Beach.

On the concluding day there were lectures on “Arson Control,” by Edward S. Davies, Special Agent, National Board of Fire Underwriters; “Ventilation,” by Assistant Chief J. B. Chanccy, Jacksonville; “Electrical Hazards,” by T. P. Branch. Southeastern Underwriters Association, and “Fire Truck Construction and Maintenance,” by J. O. Eaves, Master Mechanic, American-LaFrance & Foamite Industries.

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Fire Prevention Bureau for Joliet—A move has been started by Assistant Chief Thomas Ruddy and the president of the Chamber of Commerce to establish a fire prevention bureau in Joliet, Ill.

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