Leadership

CORRESPONDENCE

Issue 14 and Volume 66.

CORRESPONDENCE Post of Command Much delay is experienced in modern cities where large fires occur on second, third, fourth and special alarms, on account of poor distribution of force and long layouts due to the various company commanders being compelled to report to the chief or officer in charge for instructions as to where to lay out from and where to direct their streams. Much valuable time is wasted and much confusion caused hunting for the chief in order to get instructions. The establishment of a “Post of Command,” a place where all company officers arriving at the fire can get instructions, would obviate this. This post should be located near or at a convenient place from the fire, in command of aide to the chief or responsible officer, such a post to be marked by a green lantern at night and flag by day. This identifies the post, and…

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