Leadership

How to Organize a Volunteer Department

Issue 3 and Volume 87.

How to Organize a Volunteer Department THE subject of the Volunteer Fire Department organization and conduct is one of wide scope and is likely to cause differences of opinion. While the following are my own ideas, they are merely suggestive and not concrete. It is the first duty of any community to form the organization of a township and proceed with the election of a set of officials. One of the first duties of the newly elected city officials is to look to the creation of a water system and a Fire Department. In the matter of a water system, I advise that officials give this deep study and before the plans are formulated it is advisable to call upon the Board of Fire Underwriters, who will, upon request, send an engineer from their office to survey the town and advise upon the water supply requirements. This engineer will inform…

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