Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 9 and Volume 84.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems IT is not at all difficult for many Fire Department officers to recall the days when young boys armed with torches preceded the fire apparatus so that the men would not trip and fall while running to a fire. When gas and oil lamps were installed to give some sort of light in the evening, there was no longer any need for the torch boys. Running to a fire ceased to be hazardous. Today, in order to lessen some of the hazards of fighting fires at nights, special apparatus called searchlight units have been made part of the Fire Department equipment. The unit is provided with a motor and generator so that the fixed or portable lights will be independent of the city’s power system. The larger cities have complete units provided with large cable reels,…

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