Leadership

The Parking Problem

Issue 13 and Volume 76.

The Parking Problem One of the worst problems of the fire chief, as well as of the municipality itself, is the disposition of the automobile during the time that its owner is away from it. The choking of narrow streets with parked autos has become one of the great evils of the day and promises to become more and more of a nuisance as the number of persons who own motor vehicles increases. This parking problem concerns the fire chief and his department perhaps more intimately than it does any other city official or his subordinates. The fire department is often badly hindered in answering an alarm by the traffic jams caused by the streets being taken up by parked autos standing at the curbs, and it happens only too frequently that the firemen are hindered in getting to a hydrant by locked cars standing in front of it which…

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