Leadership

Method of Recording the Service of Fire Hose

Issue 26 and Volume 66.

Method of Recording the Service of Fire Hose Some time ago the Evanston, Ill., fire department put into practice a plan for keeping a record of fire hose used in the department, which should prove of considerable value as a suggested means to the same end for other cities. It is a card index system, by means of which any data concerning a certain length of hose can be obtained at any time by reference to a card bearing its number, these being kept on file in the office of the chief. Before this system was introduced no record of service performed by each length of hose could be had, and in consequence a certain portion was doing all of the work and the remainder was being rendered useless by remaining in storage. All of this is now changed, and each length bears a number corresponding to the card record…

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