Leadership

Charge Suggested for Fire Service

Issue 6 and Volume 85.

Charge Suggested for Fire Service As a means of maintaining the present man-power in the Fire Department, Chief D. A. Boulden of Toronto, Ont., suggested to the Safety Committee that a charge be established so that persons suffering from fires pay ten or fifteen per cent of their losses to the Fire Department. This charge would be for services rendered. Chief Boulden said: “Taxpayers pay for the maintenance and operation of the Fire Department. Some of them never have fires and never use the service. The others who do have fires should pay ten or fifteen per cent of their loss to the Fire Department for services rendered. Those having chimney or small fires caused by carelessness would pay ten dollars a call.

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