Leadership

Building Efficiency Into the Private Fire Brigade

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

Building Efficiency Into the Private Fire Brigade How to Organize Such a Department—Character and Education of Applicants—Discipline Very Essential—Careful Instruction Needful Fire Chief THE organization, drilling and instructing of the private plant fire brigade is a most important matter, not only to the plant itself, but also to the city Fire Department. An improperly instructed unit of this kind is apt to prove as great a hindrance as a well organized brigade is a help to the Fire Chief. The following paper makes some excellent suggestions along these lines: I have divided the subject into two classes, namely: The Paid Fire Department, and The Private Auxiliary Brigade. First, The paid fire department. The first and one of the most important problems in the organization of the Fire Department is the selection of a Chief. A man to qualify for this position should be a man who has had some knowledge…

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