Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 8 and Volume 87.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems CALLING OUT THE VOLUNTEER FIREMEN UNLIKE the paid departments where the firemen and officers are always at hand in the case of fire, volunteer firemen must be notified of a fire whenever an alarm is received. Some departments, which have but a few volunteer fire-fighters, call the men individually by ’phone. The quickest way is to sound some kind of signal which can be heard in every part of the community. When using a siren or whistle, it is not wise to use a system of signals that increases the time for each round. Special signals must also be employed for calling out greater than the normal first alarm response. The volunteer department is often limited as to equipment, and possibly men. There should be some arrangement with nearby departments so that assistance could be given…

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