Leadership

With the Editor

Issue 9 and Volume 83.

With the Editor Insuring Firemen Against Liability It has come to be recognized as a point at law that the driver of a fire apparatus can be held personally liable for the injury or death of persons in accidents in which the apparatus is involved. It has remained, as far as we know, for the city of New Britain, Conn., to take the initiative among the larger cities and protect their firemen through the medium of personal liability insurance. In company with other Connecticut Fire Departments, the authorities of New Britain have long been endeavoring to persuade the members of the state legislature of the importance for action in this particular. But bills introduced into those bodies have all so far met with the fate of being either defeated or buried in committee. Finally, tired of the delay and perhaps realizing the hopelessness of obtaining the desired laws from the…

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