Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 5 and Volume 88.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems PREVENTING THE BLOCKADE OF FIRE APPARATUS WITH a screech that is terrifying, the bright, shiny pumper goes rushing down the street. At the corner the traffic officer is frantically waving motorists to the curb to give a clear lane for the firemen. On the sidewalk, the small, wiry man, wearing goldrim spectacles, looks at the firemen and sighs. If only he were on the apparatus, then he, too, could experience all the thrills of so glamorous a profession as fighting fires. He snatches at his bottle of milk with a more determined grasp, and goes on his way. Not so the motorists. Why should they be deprived of the thrills, even though they do not belong to the department. The moment they can get their cars started, they are on their way, racing towards the fire,…

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