Leadership

THE SCHOOL FIRE DRILL AS A SAVER OF LIVES

Issue 11 and Volume 76.

THE SCHOOL FIRE DRILL AS A SAVER OF LIVES IN this paper Chief Joseph points out one remedy for the toll of young lives that school fires hove entailed in the past few years. This remedy, he says, lies in enforcing the fire drill. Chief Joseph joined the Bradford, Pa., fire department in 1877. He was later appointed captain of Phoenix Hose Co. 1, of Ludington, Mich., and served for 20 years, until appointed chief nine years ago. He has held the office of president of the Michigan State Firemen’s Association and is now on the legislative committee. I cannot too strongly emphasize the necessity of instructing the scholars —both the very young and the older ones—in the orderly exit from the school room that the fire drill enforces and the steadiness in times of danger which it teaches. A few years ago the world stood aghast at the burning…

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