Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 7 and Volume 86.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems TRAFFIC RULES GOVERNING FIRE APPARATUS IT is the first few minutes at a fire that counts, for all conflagrations are small fires at the start. Fire apparatus, therefore, must reach the fire grounds at the best speed consistent with safety. Attempts have been made to have fire apparatus obey traffic lights as a means of avoiding traffic accidents. To avoid delays caused by traffic congestion, drivers have been known to take to the left side of the road. Drivers are instructed to get to the fire, and not to take chances that prevent quick response. Returning from a fire the general rule is that fire apparatus becomes just another vehicle on the road, and must obey all traffic regulations. In the box on this page is the problem in full that is treated in this issue.…

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