Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 11 and Volume 84.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems FIRE! Some one not easily excited had turned in an alarm in the manner directed. Off in the distance could be heard the faint sound of the whining siren and the metallic sound of the bell as the apparatus was nearing the scene. Even before that, persons on the street had sensed that something was wrong. A crowd was collecting. Sharper and more distinct sounds indicated that the apparatus was now but a block away. With a more piercing signal, it had rounded the corner and was now ready for action. What should happen from that point on, does not seem very clear. In the best interests of Fire Department operation, should the apparatus carrying the hose proceed to the fire, drop the nozzle end of the hose off and then move back to the hydrant,…

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