Leadership

Giving the Smaller Town Better Fire Proteetion

Issue 21 and Volume 78.

Giving the Smaller Town Better Fire Proteetion Observations on the Problems Which Confronts Chiefs of the Smaller Towns—Suggested Methods to Follow WHILE the following paper is written from the Standpoint of a Canadian fire chief, there is a large amount of wisdom and common sense in the author’s ideas which will be found to provide excellent hints to his American brothers: There is a wide difference in fire protection and the organization of volunteer fire brigades in towns and villages. I will deal with the Village first, where there is not a sufficient amount of buildings to warrant a water works system. In such villages it is necesary to have a supply of water, and this may be obtained by sinking wells at about the same intervals as hydrants should be placed, in and along the side of the street, in a position which would drain the surface water from…

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