Leadership

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

Issue 26 and Volume 1895 18.

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS. AT the last convention of the Massachusetts State Fire Association, Assistant Chief Charles W. Crowe, of Gloucester, Mass., read an able paper on how to organize a volunteer fire department and what is the most effective system of discipline for such a department. He presented his views as follows: “In all well organized associations, societies or bodies of men, there are certain rules and regulations for their government and a recognized head to such, without which no law or order could be enforced or discipline maintained among its members. This is the principle on which all governments are founded, and no organization of any kmu could long exist under any different order of things. I ins applies to fire departments as well as to any other body or organization. And the whole secret lies, it seems to me, in the organization; for if a department is well…

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