International Exchange

International Exchange

Language was no barrier to a recent exchange of information between the Tokyo Fire Department and the Miami, Fla., Fire Division.

It began when Jisaburo Saita, chairman of the teaching material study association for the Tokyo Fire College, toured Miami facilities as the guest of Chief Lawrence L. Kenney. Kenney expressed interest in a canvas escape chute used by the Japanese and was sent a 30-page pamphlet, laboriously translated into English, after Saita returned to Japan.

Kenney’s reply, along with Miami training manuals, was then translated into Japanese by two exchange students at the University of Miami.

International Exchange

International Exchange

Recently two foreign fire fighter magazines reprinted articles which appeared in FIRE ENGINEERING during 1959. These two publications, representing countries on opposite sides of the earth are contemporary professional journals and were bringing to the attention of their fire fighter readers what the editors considered noteworthy developments in this country.

Naturally we are honored that Le Pompier Professionnel of Belgium and Yokohama Shobo of Japan should recognize FIRE ENGINEERING in this manner. These two instances represent in their own way the camaraderie which exists between all persons dedicated to fire protection, regardless of location.

They also point up the international exchange of ideas which is constantly increasing in the fire service. At present FIRE ENGINEERING exchanges monthly issues with fire fighting and civil defense magazines in over ten countries.

In this manner we attempt to do our part to keep abreast of developments in these countries as well as publicize to them the contributions being made by American fire fighters.