Pennsylvania Firemen’s Training Conference to Be Held
Arthur W. Espey, Director of The Fire School, Public Service Institute. Department of Public Instruction, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania, announces the Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Firemen’s Training Conference. Because of the demands of the Army and the Navy, the facilities at The Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pennsylvania, where the past four yearly conferences have been conducted, are not available this year. Therefore, arrangements are being made with Chief A. Nelson Yearick and the Lewistown Fire Department to hold the 1943 Conference in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Owning an enviable complement of fire fighting apparatus which includes several ambulances and a lighting truck as well, the Lewistown Fire Department is admirably equipped to materially benefit the intensive fire service training program. Class rooms and auditoriums in the Lewistown High School and the facilities of the Vocational School will be utilized. A drill tower, smoke house for practical gas mask training, and excellent provisions for pumping operations will also be available.
As this year’s feature of The Fire School is to be the fifth in the series of Annual Firemen’s Training Conferences, the affair will be referred to as “The Victory Conference.” The established plan whereby trainees are enrolled in .Sections for the type of training that specifically applies to each respective field will again be followed.
Mr. Espey will direct the Conference while Chief A. Nelson Yearick will act as Business Manager. Mr. Charles E. Clark, Secretary respectively of The Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Association and The Eastern Association of Fire Chiefs, Box 271, Wayne, Pennsylvania, will be the Conference Secretary, and all applications for enrollment will be made through him.