Texas Fire School Well Attended

Texas Fire School Well Attended

Some men traveled as much as 685 miles to attend the Second Annual Fire School, held at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Tex., April 27-29. The registration showed an attendance of 315 students representing as many as 107 municipalities in the state.

Drills were conducted by six group leaders who are Chiefs or drill masters of large cities, and they in turn were assisted by thirty section leaders. In this way more individual training was accomplished. The men were so enthusiastic about the work that groups, worked many nights until 2:30 a. m., to master first aid work.

The school was in charge of Prof. H. R. Brayton. The following instructors assisted at the school: Dean F. C. Boulton, Dean of the School of Engineering ; Prof. H. R. Brayton, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry; Chief Olin Culberson, Edna, Tex.; E. L. Mitchell, Dallas, Special Agent National Board of Fire Underwriters; Prof. W. L. Penberthy, Professor of Physical Education; Battalion Chief J. M. O’Brien, Drillmaster, Fort Worth, Tex,; Asst. Chief Wirt M. Wolff, Dallas; Chief J. G. Sarran, San Antonio; Asst. Chiefs, J. N. Richardson and R. D. Akin, Beaumont; Chief C. E. Griesser, Bryan; J. W. DeWeese, Fire Insurance Commissioner, Austin; Mayor Ross A. Marcus, Mission; C. E. Rakestraw, Federal Board for Vocational Training, Washington, D. C.; N. S. Hunsdon, State Supervisor of Vocational Education, Austin; Prof. E. L. Williams, Department of Vocational Education, Texas A. & M. College ; Battalion Chief C. E. Kohlman, Drillmaster, Houston, and Chief George B. Goff, Oklahoma City, Okla.

The course included demonstrations of hydraulics of fire streams and training in drills.

Pumper Delivered to Anthony, Kans.—A Boyer 500-gallon pumper has been delivered to Anthony, Kan.

Benefit Concert Held in Boston—As a result of the benefit concert given by the Boston Fire Department in Symphony Hall the widows of three Boston firemen who met death in performance of duty during the past year were each presented with a check for $1,000. The ceremony took place at Fire Headquarters with Fire Commissioner Edward F. McLaughlin officiating.

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