Leadership

On the Move

Issue 1 and Volume 91.

On the Move “OUT with the old—in with the new” appears to be the slogan of the fire service for the new year, at least so far as fire-fighting equipment is concerned. Reports received from a representative group of cities throughout the country give good evidence that fire chiefs are starting 1938 with a stronger determination than ever to replace obsolete equipment, replenish hose supplies and add many needed minor appliances. Fire department budget requests for new equipment show an average increase of around 20% over 1937—and 1937 was by far a record year in this respect since the predepression period. Thus it looks like the new year will be a happy one for fire departments—and a prosperous one for the fire equipment makers. Let’s hope it will be swell in every way for everybody.

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