Orchids for All!

Orchids for All!

IN its long and vigorous career, FIRE ENGINEERING has pioneered and promoted nearly every worthwhile improvement in fire protection plans, policies and products, to be adopted by the nation’s fire service.

  • Long before the advent of automotive fire apparatus, for example, this journal was preaching more and better firemanship training for fire fighters. We believe it is a credit to its vision that FIRE ENGINEERING and the textbooks and manuals prepared by its editors have become the standards of practice” for instructors, trainees and students in the fire service.
  • Now, in this issue, FIRE ENGINEERING records another accomplishment in fire service training, the inauguration of the New Haven Fire Department’s modern Training Ground where the principles of training by doing”—i. e., learning to control fires by actually fighting them — are taught.
  • To Chief Paul Heinz and his able staff for blazing this trail to more advanced firemen’s training, and to fire equipment and apparatus manufacturers whose cooperation not only in New Haven but all along the training front is furthering the fire service, our sincere congratulations.
  • And may we add a modest footnote? Perhaps it is no mere coincidence that the fire control and extinguishing equipment installed at the New Haven Training Grounds first received its introduction to the fire service through the columns of FIRE ENGINEERING!

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