Investigating New York Fire College
Director of Public Safety, Denis F. Cash, of Cincinnati, accompanied by George W. Cleveland, manager of the Cincinnati Fire Prevention Bureau, and Director of Public Safety Charles A. Stage, of Cleveland, accompanied by his secretary. Hiram Stillman, and Charles H. Patton, manager of the Cleveland Inspection Bureau, have been in New York for several days, investigating the methods and merits of the Fire College, as the result of which investigation it is probable efforts will be made to establish similar colleges in both Ohio cities. Wherever established, these institutions are expected to have a great effect on the movement for standardizing hose and hydrant couplings and other forms of equipment in which there is at present so much divergence that when the fire department of one city is called to the aid of another, it is problematical if the help will be effective when it arrives. As the firemen from surrounding cities are detailed to courses at the colleges they will have practical examples of the value of such standard equipment impressed upon them, and their views on this point are expected to do much to further standardization in their home cities.