New Haven To Hold Fire College-Field Day
A field day will highlight the Connecticut State Fire College week at the New Haven Fire Department training grounds June 6-11.
The fire college program of fire fighting, hose and ladder work, rescue methods, pump operation, breathing apparatus use, breaking and entering, ventilation and salvage will run from Monday through Friday. In addition to the classes in which men will learn by doing, there will be noontime demonstrations and lectures.
Among the guest lecturers will be Captain Martin C. McMahon, Baltimore Fire Department, who will demonstrate mouth-to-mouth breathing techniques and Joseph L. Risinger, consultant on flammable liquids handling and storage, who will demonstrate developments in his field. Heat-treated glass, which is expected to play an increasing role in the building industry, will be discussed and in addition the expanding role of heatreflective clothing for firemen, and developments in sprinklers will be featured.
A feature of the field day, which will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, will be a display of a snorkel-type apparatus in action. Heat-reflective clothing and a vapor protection suit also w’ill be tested during the day.
Large capacity single stage and multistage pumps that have recently been, put into production will be shown in action as well as the latest equipment for handling foam. Emulsifiers for flammable liquids, dry chemical extinguishing agents, and fire-retardant paints will also be demonstrated.
The field day will be under the direction of Chief Thomas J. Collins of the New Haven Fire Department. Fire college students will show what they have learned under the supervision of members of the Connecticut Fire Department Drillmasters Association.
A preliminary to the field day is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 10. Representatives of many cooperating manufacturers will be present to answer questions about their products.