Issue 4 and Volume 88.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems CENTRALIZATION OF FIRE APPARATUS PALACING all fire apparatus in one common station located at a point central to the municipality has been advocated as a means of reducing department expenses and possibly increasing the efficiency of the department. From the replies received, centralization of fire apparatus would be admirable for small volunteer departments, but as the size of the department increases, the advantages of the plan decrease. Such places that are hampered by adverse topographical conditions, or by one or more railroads which may divide the community, would be greatly handicapped by the centralization of equipment and men. The problem in full that is discussed in this issue appears in the box on this page. In the box on the following page is the question that will be discussed in the next issue. Should you have…

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