The Radio in the Fire Department

Issue 2 and Volume 74.

The Radio in the Fire Department While Ex-Chief Buchanan in his article on radio in this week’s issue has chosen to treat the subject principally from the angle of its possibilities as a fire hazard, there is another and equally as important side to the matter. This is the growing use by and the usefulness of this comparatively new discovery to the fire fighting forces of the country. As a means of entertainment and the whiling away of the leisure hours of the firemen the radio is coming into general use. In fire stations throughout the land receiving sets are being installed and many a weary hour is passed pleasantly by the firemen when time hangs heavily on their hands. But this is only a minor development of the new science as regards the fire department. Its real use is gradually becoming apparent in its adoption for communication between stations…

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