Subjects for Fire Seminars At San Francisco Announced
Administration, operations and technical subjects have been selected for the Sixth Annual Seminars in Fire Service of the International Fire Administration Institute to be held September 8-10 in San Francisco prior to the International Association of Fire Chiefs annual conference.
The administration sessions, it was announced by Keith Royer, supervisor, Fire Service Extension, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, will consider “Personnel Management and Manpower Administration” as the first topic and will cover the problems of developing subordinates, including setting standards of perfonnance, the appraisal interview, techniques of counseling, and closing the developmental gap. “Stress and Conflict in Organizations,” the second administration topic, will be concerned with recruitment, selection (red flags—wrong man hired), promotability, innovation—precipitate or obstructive action, delegation, and tension.
“Water Supply” will be the theme of the operations seminar sessions. Discussion of the philosophy of water supplies will cover both the inventory and storage of water supplies. Study of the principles of use of water supplies will investigate the conveying of large volumes of water, special conditions, and making large volumes of water available quickly.
Technical sessions of the seminars will be devoted to budget justification and control and the problems of expanded jurisdiction.
The registration fee is $20 per day, or $50 for all three seminars. All sessions will be held at the San Francisco Hilton Hotel. Advance registrations can be sent to the IAFC Headquarters, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016