Leadership

FIRE MOTOR APPARATUS

Issue 22 and Volume 64.

FIRE MOTOR APPARATUS Hints and Suggestions of Value in its Care and Maintenance THE MOTOR APPARATUS AS EFFICIENT AS ITS OPERATOR Motor apparatus is purchased by a municipality for two reasons—one, economy, and the other, speed and efficiency in fire handling. From the moment it becomes a part of the fire department it must save men, money and time. It must not merely supplant horse-drawn equipment of the same capacity, it must do more work than the horse equipment did, and at a lower cost. It has only been in recent years that chiefs have come to realize the importance of educating the men of their commands, because it is recognized that the more the firemen know about the apparatus they may be called upon to operate, both with respect to mechanism and method of handling, the more efficiently will that apparatus be operated and the greater will the. community…

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