Spokane Adopts Two Platoons

Issue 5 and Volume 81.

Spokane Adopts Two Platoons After a long drawn out fight of many years the Spokane Fire Department has finally joined the ranks of other cities by adopting the two-platoon system on February 2, 1928. C. A. Fleming, mayor of Spokane, and the city commissioners, made this change of their own volition after the people of the city had turned them down at the last election. In the spring of 1914 the people of Spokane voted in the two-platoon system and after one year they voted the system out and from that date there has been more or less dissension in the fire department. Since that time the members of this department have exercised every medium of strength to have this system reinstated. In the early spring of 1927 petitions were circulated by members of the department and more than 10,000 voters signed them. The measure was placed on the ballot,…

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