Leadership

WITH THE EDITOR

Issue 10 and Volume 79.

WITH THE EDITOR Dangers in Musters. The season for fire department parades and musters will soon be at hand. A word of caution in connection with these will be timely. Rather than diminishing through the adoption of motor fire apparatus by departments throughout the country, the practice of various associations bringing together at their conventions motor fire apparatus from the towns which are included in the membership is becoming more general. It is not uncommon to see at a county firemens’ convention as many as a hundred pieces of apparatus in line, drawn from the towns in that county alone. Frequently prizes are given for the department having the largest number of trucks in line, or the largest percentage of enrollment of their department on hand. And this is just where the danger lurks. If the practice continues to grow there may be a time not far distant when, during…

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