Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 5 and Volume 92.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems SIRENS ON PRIVATE CARS OF VOLUNTEER FIREMEN SIRENS are not playthings. They are warning signals put on emergency vehicles so that a lane may be cleared while going through traffic. Sirens are used by Fire Departments to speed the men and the apparatus on the way to fires, for it is the first few minutes of a fire that are the most important. With volunteer firemen, it is not only important to get the apparatus to the fire, but also to open up traffic lanes for the individual firemen in their private cars. Volunteers are asking for the right to equip their private cars with sirens. Some opposition has developed to this plan. The opinions of many Chiefs on this subject are contained in the following discussion, which is a continuation of the one published in…

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