Leadership

CORRESPONDENCE

Issue 23 and Volume 81.

CORRESPONDENCE Another Form of Fire Apparatus Hazard To the Editor: Notwithstanding all that has been written and the many discussions by chiefs, fire control engineers, insurance organizations and others, volunteer firemen’s associations still continue to urge their members to bring apparatus when attending county meetings. Many, if not most of these meetings are held at night. The respective communities are deprived of some or all of their fire protection during the most important and serious time of the day. At night people go to sleep with the assurance that the fire department will protect them. At one meeting, recently the “fourth degree” session was held in a hall considerably remote from where the business session was held. The obliging committee saw to it that the members leaving early were transported back to their parked private cars on a piece of apparatus. I was a passenger on one of these trips…

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