Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 12 and Volume 87.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems COMPENSATION FOR VOLUNTEER FIREMEN VOLUNTEER firemen serve many masters. They are serving their desire to be of help to their fellow men, they are working for the betterment of their community, and they are fulfilling their desire for social contact. Being volunteer firemen calls for many sacrifices. They must devote many evenings to drills that they may become proficient in the use of tools and equipment. They must also forget selfish desires when the fire alarm sounds, and place fire duty above all other tasks. It is therefore not unreasonable to pay these men a small amount each year to help pay for the clothes which they ruin while fighting fires. Unlike the men of paid departments they are not prepared for fires. They answer the alarm while wearing their work clothes or while attired in…

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