Leadership

WITH THE EDITOR

Issue 2 and Volume 80.

WITH THE EDITOR Accidents to Fire Apparatus In practically every case where a collision occurs between fire apparatus and automobiles or trucks, the fault can be traced to carelessness or inattention on the part of the civilian. The law gives the fire apparatus the right of way, and sufficient warning is provided by sirens, bells or whistles so that there can be no valid excuse for the driver of the truck or automobile colliding with approaching apparatus. Probably the most effective way to enforce respect for fire apparatus when responding to alarms is to make examples of some of the worst offenders, giving them good, stiff jail sentences to bring them and others likely to follow their example to a realization of the necessity of giving the fire apparatus plenty of room. If this is done there will be a consequent lessening of the unfortunate number of accidents to fire…

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