Issue 6 and Volume 82.

OF INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS GOOD ROADS BRING BETTER FIRE PROTECTION TO RURAL SECTIONS Michigan Far in Lead in Practising Rural Fire Protection—Better Highways Makes Most Farms Accessible to Municipal Fire Departments NOT many years ago, practically every farm owner knew that a fire on his farm meant the total destruction of his buildings. He realized that it was impossible for him to have the benefit of fire protection, as road conditions were such during the major portion of the year that fire apparatus could not get to his farm even if any were available nearby for that purpose. How different this is today in many sections. With the building of improved roads, one of the chief benefits that might be termed a by-product of the good roads movement is the great reduction in loss through fires on our farms. Michigan is one of our leading states in practising…

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