Ontario Fire College Formal Opening Scheduled

Ontario Fire College Formal Opening Scheduled

The new Ontario Fire College at Gravenhurst, Muskoka, will officially open on August 22. It is expected a large crowd will be in attendance for the ceremony as the Canadian Fire Chiefs Association Conference, to be held in Hamilton, closes the day before. The college is located on Highway 525, one mile north of the Town of Gravenhurst, and approximately 112 miles north of Toronto.

Technical sessions will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. on August 25 with a threeweek “Administration Course for Senior Fire Department Officers.” Attendance is limited to 30 students.

Outstanding lecturers will feature the opening course and include Chief Inspector H. M. Smith, Great Britain Fire Service; Chief Donald S. Charles, president, International Association of Fire Chiefs; Harley Procter, manager Fire Branch, Canadian Underwriters Association; J. N. Pryce, chief engineer, Dominion Board of Fire Underwriters; and E. R. Coulter, city manager, Sarnia, Ont.

Succeeding courses will include “Fire Inspection Practices” and “Techniques of Instruction for Fire Department Instructors.” The academic year will close with a “Fire Forum for County Fire Coordinators” to be conducted October 20 to 24.

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