Maryland Volunteers Complete Course

Maryland Volunteers Complete Course

Thirty-six volunteers who attended the regional fire school at Jessup, Md., recently were awarded certificates by the University of Maryland. Presentation of the cards marked the successful completion of a twenty-one weeks course.

Chief John O’Lexey, Jessup, the Regional Instructor, presented each man with a card and sleeve insignia at a banquet held by the firemen. With Chief O’Lexey were B. H. Shipley, President of Maryland Firemen’s Association, and F. A. Clautice of the 1938 Baltimore Fire Convention Committee.

After the banquet, several of the local radio entertainers staged a show for the firemen in the hall of Lansdowne fire station. James M. Ward of the Baltimore Fire Department was master of ceremonies. He was assisted by John J. Mannix, also of the department.

Chief O’Lexey announced that a second course will be held by the University of Maryland this fall. Those who have taken the present course may also enroll in the school this fall with the new men.

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