Issue 1 and Volume 83.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems DURING moments of great stress and excitement, it is not possible to recall routine movements suggested for most efficient work. The steps that are to be followed must be heeded almost mechanically as the result of frequent and thorough drills. A typist, in the course of her work, never pauses to reason where a certain key is located. She strikes the proper key with almost mechanical precision and tempo, as the result of constant drilling and training. So, too,with the fire department. The men must be trained to know their job thoroughly. Certain drills are more important in making better firemen than are others. Of course, this is a matter of personal opinion and experiences, and each chief officer has ideas that may not bear out the theories of others. The problem that is treated in…

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