Virginia Has Successful State Fire School

Virginia Has Successful State Fire School

The 1950 Annual Virginia State Fire School, sponsored by the State Fire Chiefs’ Association in cooperation with the State Division of Trade and Industrial Education, was held September 1115, in Norfolk, Va., at Fire Station 9. Host Chief was R. L. Woolard, of Norfolk. A most successful school was reported.

The four-day sessions included a dozen lectures on pertinent fire control and extinguishing subjects, together with demonstrations and drills involving basic fire fighting evolutions, under the direction of chief officers of the Norfolk Fire Department. Some emphasis also was placed on “teacher training.”

The certificates, issued by the State Department of Education, were awarded at the banquet on Friday, September 15. Full attendance was required for certification. Special rates were provided school enrollees by local hotels. Director of the school is Fire Marshal Clay A. Easterly of Martinsville. Captain Clyde O. Peters of Lynchburg is secretary.

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