Issue 11 and Volume 90.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems RESPONSE TO TELEPHONED FIRE ALARMS OPERATORS at fire alarm headquarters have to do quick, clear, thinking. They have to make their decisions quickly, for time is a most important factor where fire is concerned. But all amount of calm, logical reasoning will not supply the missing information when a resident uses the public automatic telephone, calls up the department, and says that he has a fire. Since a large number of telephone alarms are received each day, a number larger than most persons believe, it is necessary that precautions and practices be followed that will result in the prompt dispatch of fire companies, and the least number of mistakes. The problem that is discussed in this issue appears in full in the box on this page. It is a continuation of the discussion in the previous…

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