Leadership

N. Y. Apparatus Slows Speed of Runs

Issue 8 and Volume 86.

N. Y. Apparatus Slows Speed of Runs Instructions have been given to company commanders of the New York Fire Department by Chief John J. McElligott that may tend to slow up response of apparatus answering fire alarms. In his special order Chief McElligott stated: In proceeding at a necessary slower pace, the Department is but accepting the lesser of all evils, on the theory that it is better to get to the fire just a little tardy—but eventually to get there—than to endeavor to outguess motorists who, today, have absolutely no regard for Fire Department apparatus, nor for the purpose for which it appears on the streets, and, perhaps not get to the scene of the fire at all.”

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