Issue 5 and Volume 81.

WITH THE EDITOR Firemen as Traffic Officers The latest job, of the many that the fireman is called upon to perform outside of his regular routine, is that of “traffic cop”! In New York City recently a fire company on the way to a blaze in mid-Manhattan was compelled to halt and its members assist the constituted guardians of the peace in untangling a mass of traffic which blocked their progress. This occurred in two instances and to two different units answering the same alarm. This condition is by no means new in the experience of the firemen of the big city. With the thousands of taxicabs and other cars cluttering up the streets and avenues provision for a quick and safe passage of the fire apparatus is becoming more and more of a great problem. But the task of providing lanes for the approaching fire apparatus should not be…

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