Report on Drill Schools, Drills and Training
In this issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING is commenced on page 777 the very important report of the committee on Drill Schools, Drills and Training, read by its chairman, Chief J. C. Moran, of Hartford, Conn., at the Toronto Convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers, which will be continued in subsequent issues as discussed at that meeting section by section. It is hoped that our readers will take advantage of the publication of this and other reports in connection with the comprehensive plan of standardization which the association has inaugurated, to send us for publication any comments upon these important subjects, so vital to the welfare of the American fire service. It is only by thorough discussion of these matters by chiefs of the fire departments that a proper understanding of the fire fighting and fire preventing sections of these reports can be had and the perfection of them be accomplished. That they should be as perfect as possible in every particular needs no argument. The I. A. F. E. is the representative association of the fire chiefs and its pronouncements upon the subjects on which these officials can speak with more knowledge than any other individuals or groups should be the last word and of absolute and unquestionable authority. In order to accomplish this these reports should embody the composite opinion and experience of as many of the chiefs as possible and this can only be done by the cooperation of all in freely giving the chairmen of committees the benefit of their knowledge. As an assistance to these chairmen FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, as announced in a previous issue, will gladly publish any discussion that chiefs send in and see that the various chairmen receive copies of such discussions. It is now up to the chiefs to do their part. Send us your discussions.