Leadership

Views of Chief Murphy of San Francisco on Two-Platoon Plan.

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

Views of Chief Murphy of San Francisco on Two-Platoon Plan. The Real Estate Board of San Francisco. Cal., recently addressed a communication to Chief Thomas R. Murphy of the fire department, asking his opinion of the efficiency and cost of the proposed two-platoon plan. The questions asked were. 1. In your opinion, if the two-platoon amendment be adopted, will it cost more money to operate the department in compliance therewith than it costs to-day under the one-platoon system? 2. If your answer to the last question is “yes,” then please state how much more you estimate the probable increased cost would be? 3. In your opinion, would the adoption of the proposed two-platoon amendment add to the efficiency of the department? Chief Murphy replied as follows: In reply to yours of the 25th mst., in which your board asks for information concerning the relative costs of the two-platoon system as…

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