Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 7 and Volume 83.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems MIDDLEBURG was in a bad way. Additional pumpers and men were needed to check the mad rush of flames forced onward by a violent wind. Calls were sent to the nearest available points for help. In the distance the first of the out-of-town units is seen approaching. The stricken town is jubilant. The fire will soon be checked. Joyfully the commanding officer assigns the fresh company to a hydrant. But the mad rush was all in vain. The hose threads did not mate. While the above incident is but a fabrication, there are many small cities and towns that can tell a story that follows a similar outline. It is necessary to have some standard in hose thread measurements, if a mutual aid system is to be established. Think of what might have happened at the…

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