Issue 2 and Volume 82.

OF INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS HOW MUCH FIRE APPARATUS DOES THE COMMUNITY NEED? Impossible to State Definitely Number of Pieces Required—General Requirements Based on Population—Many Departments Under Needs HOW much fire apparatus docs the town need? Jones who moved over from the next town argued that three units were required. He based his assumption on what was done in the town from which he came. The chief admitted that he was puzzled but he believed that since a number of new houses were erected, another car was needed. The town council didn’t know either. They worked on the theory that a penny saved was equivalent to more votes for their party at the next election. Who knows? It is impossible to state in a general way, just how much fire department equipment and apparatus is needed in a town. One town may be divided into two or three sections…

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