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LIGHT BUTANE "TREE"
Curling clouds of smoke and raging fires are common
sights these days at the Texas A&M campus at College
Station. The blazes are part of the 38th annual Texas
Firemen's Training School, conducted by A&Mts Engineer-
ing Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas
Agency. The school is divided into three
classes, with each class lasting a week. The first one
attracted some 21-hundred firemen from nearly five-
hundred Texas towns and cities. The school is sponsored
by the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association.
Firemen learn to put down all types of fires. In this
demonstration, a butane I lights up I
flaming Christmas tree. And the firemen move in behind
a fine mist, sqelching the flames and L T11.J one of
the fire-fighters to turn a valve, cutting off the gas.
MOre than three hundred instructors are on hand to
guide the students, who work for 50 minutes at a
stretch and then knock off for a ten minute rest.
They need it. Their day begins at 5:30 in the morning,
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Fire school], item, July 23, 1967; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1010892/m1/1/?rotate=270: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.