Philadelphia Graduates 55 Firemen

Philadelphia Graduates 55 Firemen

More than one thousand persons attended the 55th Class graduation of the Philadelphia Firemen’s Training School when fifty-five men received their certificates. A number of “thrillers” such as descending from the roof of the hose tower by means of life line and belt, were arranged for the guests.

After the outdoor exercises were over Chief Ross B. Davis presented each man with a certificate and a word of congratulation. Thomas R. Roche headed the class with an average of 95.5 and was presented with a gold watch, the gift of a local merchant. There were other prizes for second and third on the list. The lowest average was 87.2.

At the close of the exercises, Chief Davis announced that Instructor McGrann, along with other older men of the department, including Deputy Chief Walbert, would go on the retired list.

The Secretary of the Gloucester County Firemen’s Association presented Mr. McGrann with a smoking set, and following this, the Gloucester County Fire Chiefs Association of New Jersey presented him with a watch.

EDWARD H. SPRANGERS

Moorpark, Cal., Considers Apparatus Purchase—Moorpark, Cal., is considering the purchase of Mack fire apparatus to be placed somewhere in Simi valley.

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