Leadership

With the Editor

Issue 4 and Volume 89.

With the Editor Making Fire Traffic Worse During the past few years traffic conditions near fires have become extremely acute; fire trucks have been seriously delayed in reaching the fire; commercial traffic has become paralyzed in many instances. To make matters worse, local radio broadcasting stations in increasing numbers have adopted the innovation of giving eyewitness descriptions of large fires during the course of their progress. Thus those motorists who followed the apparatus to the fire, as well as those who spotted it when passing, are being augmented by other car drivers who get the tip via radio. That Fire Chiefs are already aware of the hazard is indicated by a letter from Chief Richard Lee Smith, of Pittsburgh, Pa., in which he says: “Under normal conditions when fires occur in certain districts the traffic problem is one of our greatest potential hazards in retarding quick response on the part…

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