Regional Fire School at Brainerd, Minn.

Regional Fire School at Brainerd, Minn.

A regional fire school is to be held at Brainerd, Minn., on Sunday, May 6, commencing at 9 a.m., and continuing throughout the day. This school is to be under the supervision of H. E. Jurgenson, formerly Fire Department Instructor of the Iowa Insurance Service Bureau, and now with the Minneapolis Fire Department, and will be under the joint auspices of the Northwest Fire School, the Cayuna Range Firemen’s Association and the Brainerd Fire Department.

Members of the Brainerd department, acting as a squad, will demonstrate the evolutions as listed in the program, and will act as instructors those in attendance at the school.

The program is as follows:

8:30-9 a. m.—Registration.

9—Assembly, aims, and purpose of the school.

9:30—Ladder demonstrations, extension, straight, roof. Importance and care of ladders. Questions.

10—Fighting basement fires, demonstrating cellar pipes, questions.

10:30—Hose lines, hose up inside stairway, hose up ladders, hauling hose lines up with rope, use of 1 1/2″ hose. Questions.

11:30—Hydraulics and pumps. Questions.

1:30—Gas and smoke mask demonstration. Adjustment, use and care. Anyone desiring may enter smoke room with instructor using masks. (A clean smoke that will not blacken you, will be used.)

2:3.0—Fire wall protection and exposure covering.

3—Demonstration salvage covers, salvage tools. Questions.

3:30—Hose testing and care of hose. Questions.

4—Demonstration rope work, knots. Time permitting, we will endeavor to give some first aid. and take care of any miscellaneous subjects you may have.

Stoneham, Mass., has voted to spend $8,000 for a new fire alarm system.

Milton, Mass., appropriated $9,800 for purchase of a new motor pumping engine.

Chief Locher of Springfield, Ohio, who has been confined to a hospital for three months, has had the ends of three ribs removed. He has been in service for thirty-five years and Chief for ten years.

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