Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 20 and Volume 64.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Readers of Fire and Water Engineering are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Salvage Corps vs. Firemen. To the Editor: Which requires the better material, fire departments or salvage corps? In other words, do the duties of salvage corps men require better physiques than those of firemen, and if so, why? I have heard this statement made many times, but I could never agree with that conclusion. Will you give me an opinion on this through Questions and Answers? Your trouble will certainly be appreciated. Respectfully yours, W. G. New York, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1918. Answer: Your question is one which cannot be answered. There is neither standard for salvage corps men nor firemen applicable throughout the larger cities. A citation of exclusive duties required of each may enable you to come to a decision.…

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