Leadership

CORRESPONDENCE

Issue 6 and Volume 63.

CORRESPONDENCE Dangerously High Speed in Responding to Fire Alarms. To the Editor: The numerous severe and fatal accidents that have occurred within the past two or three years to fire departments in responding to alarms of fire with high-speed motor apparatus prompts the writer of this article to say something on the subject through the columns of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. I wish to refer particularly to the shocking accident that occurred at San Antonio, Tex., several weeks ago, resulting in the death of a veteran of the fire service, Chief William P. Bishop, and two of his firemen. The cost of this recklessness is most severe, the penalty is shocking. It is written in terms of death, bereavement and public calamity, with the name of Chief Bishop heading the list. Sympathy is extended to the families of these men who were struck down in public service. I am mindful…

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