Indiana Trains Firemen
The Indiana Firemen’s training program is handled under the heading of the “Indiana Fire Service Training Schools,” a joint arrangement between Purdue University and the State Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal pays the salary and expenses of a full-time man and furnishes materials and equipment for regional schools. The University pays the expenses of the state school and pays the salaries and expenses of the part-time instructors, used to assist the Fire Marshal’s man in conducting special classes throughout the state.
An advisory committee of twelve men is chosen from the four firemen’s organizations of the state. This committee is called together three to five times each year. Individual department drillmaster classes are conducted by the drillmaster in his own department as a follow-up of the regional schools. Special training classes have been conducted by Emmett Cox, and have been of an introductory nature. These classes are to be expanded in the near future.