Leadership

IT IS FALSE ECONOMY TO SACRIFICE EFFICIENCY IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 8 and Volume 85.

IT IS FALSE ECONOMY TO SACRIFICE EFFICIENCY IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT In Periods of Depression the Necessity for an Efficient and Well Manned Fire Department Is Greater Than in Normal Times DURING these uncertain times, our municipal officials are giving serious thought to the question of economy. With most of them, it is not a matter of “Shall we cut?” but “Just where shall we cut?” The departments of the city service where the greater expenditures are made are naturally the first to attract attention. The Fire Department is one of these. It is sometimes rather difficult to convince officials of the danger of false economy in relation to the Fire Department. A city must pay, and it is just a question of how it pays—whether it is for an efficient, well-equipped, well-manned and well-trained Fire Department, with the resultant low fire loss, low insurance cost, and a high degree…

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