Leadership

A Model Fire Department Report

Issue 9 and Volume 67.

A Model Fire Department Report The annual report of Chief Robert O. Mesnar of the Canton (Ohio) Fire Department is a complete resume of the activities of the department throughout the year 1919 and its needs and hopes for the present year, and is contained in about fifty typewritten sheets. Nothing that has a legitimate bearing upon fire protection or proven tion is forgotten or ignored and suggestions for a building code are worthy of attention by any municipality. It is a perfectly safe bet that if all the suggestions on repairs and improvements to fire stations and fire apparatus were acted upon promptly, Canton would be greatly the gainer. One paragraph reads: “The roof of the safety building (central station) is in a leaky condition and has been for several years, during which time money enough has been spent in repairing leaks to have put on a new roof.…

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