Hubert Walker Becomes Contributing Editor
FIRE ENGINEERING is proud to announce that beginning with the January 1965 issue, Hubert Walker joins the staff as a contributing editor. He will conduct a column devoted to the maintenance and servicing of fire apparatus.
Hugh, as he is popularly known to the nation’s fire service, is a widely traveled lecturer, teacher and author on fire apparatus operation and maintenance, as well as an automotive engineer of more than 48 years experience. A licensed professional engineer, he began his career in 1916 as a chassis engineer with General Motors. During 1923-24 he was a special engineer on service problems. He joined ACF Motor Coaches as a chassis engineer in 1924 and continued with that organization until 1928 when he was named assistant chief engineer of American LaFrance. He was named chief engineer in 1930 and continued at the post until 1942.
In 1937 he was given the additional duties of manager, sales engineering and after 1942 assumed these duties full time. In 1961 he was named assistant vice president. He retired in 1964 and has continued as a technical consultant to American LaFrance until this month.
An honorary life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, he is an associate member of the National Fire Protection Association and serves on the NFPA Fire Department Equipment Committee.