Leadership

THE SPRINGFIELD DEPARTMENT ON THE TWO PLATOON SYSTEM

Issue 7 and Volume 63.

THE SPRINGFIELD DEPARTMENT ON THE TWO PLATOON SYSTEM The accompanying diagram, prepared by the Springfield, Mass., fire department, shows in a graphic manner the workings of the two-platoon system in that city. The explanation which accompanies it is signed by Captains J. F. McEnroe, C. S. Taylor, H. C. Feltham and A. H. Strong, and is partly as follows: The black portion designates the time each platoon is on duty, and the white the time off. On the first three days the first platoon is on duty from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., while the second platoon or opposite shift is on front 0 p. m. to 8 a. m. On the fourth day the first platoon, instead of going off at 6 p. m., continues on duty until 8 a. m. the following day, thereby allowing the second platoon 24 hours off duty and changing the night…

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