Leadership

Using Maps to Advantage in Fire Department Work

Issue 13 and Volume 78.

Using Maps to Advantage in Fire Department Work How Maps Can Be Used in Training Firemen—Form Important Aid to Fire Inspectors in Their Work TO THE inspector of the fire department and other officials who have, in the course of their work, been called upon to visualize building construction and occupancy in a certain district, the use of maps will be found to be of great advantage. Some fire department heads may not know of the existence of these maps which have been drawn to indicate the construction, occupancy and hazards of every town in the United States. What the Maps Show Whenever an inspector starts out on a tour of inspection. he can make .pocket size sketches of the district and then from these notes verify the actual conditions in the field. With maps of this character as a basis, small drawings showing the character of the section, can…

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