Leadership

EXTINGUISHMENT ONLY ONE OF MANY DUTIES OF THE FIREMAN

Issue 6 and Volume 83.

EXTINGUISHMENT ONLY ONE OF MANY DUTIES OF THE FIREMAN Relative Importance of Fire Prevention —Importance of Building Inspection in Work—Knowledge of First Aid Needed GEORGE WARD DISTRICT CHIEF Fire Department, St. Louis, Mo IT is your duty as a fireman, having been duly appointed to the position, to protect the public’s life and property from fire. You undoubtedly learned, however, soon after joining the department, that extinguishing fires is just one of the many things you are expected to do. You must be prepared to serve in many capacities, insofar as there are a considerable number of duties not coming under any specific branch of the municipal government that are assigned by the city to your department. Most cities today have the Drill School, where the recruit is taught the use of fire department equipment and appliances. These schools are generally under the supervision of officers who were previously assigned…

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