Leadership

Department Without Equipment

Issue 23 and Volume 80.

Department Without Equipment An idea and a group of willing workers are all that are needed to form a fire department. At least that is the experience of Barnard, a community in the town of Greece, N. Y. At a meeting of a local dramatic club held in the spring of 1927, an idea was offered that some means should be provided to give the community fire protection. A committee was appointed to see if they could arrange to purchase some of the apparatus that was discarded by the Rochester, N. Y., department. The committee reported that the problem was too large to conte under the scope of the dramatic organization and a separate association was formed to promote the idea. They reported that such a plan was imperative to facilitate the formation of a fire district, purchase of fire apparatus and the erection of a fire station. The dramatic…

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