Leadership

A Good Sign

Issue 5 and Volume 88.

A Good Sign THERE encouraging certainly than can the be large nothing number more of places that have increased their firemen’s salaries during the past year or so, as listed elsewhere in this issue. The trend toward restoring pay cuts can readily be taken as the soundest kind of evidence that cities everywhere are beginning to get their financial structures in order and that it won’t be long now before many of the pennywise, pound foolish economy programs that have raised havoc with fire departments will give way to a more sober, sensible, business-like appreciation of what is really necessary for a community’s safety. Right now is a good time for fire chiefs to step in and fight hard for what they need in the way of more men and new equipment. It may be a tough battle, but you’re bound to win if you keep at it persistently.

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