Leadership

Apparatus Must Be Bought Now!

Issue 7 and Volume 93.

Apparatus Must Be Bought Now! Shortage of Skilled Mechanics Already Felt; A Rush of Orders May Tie Up Every Apparatus Plant in the Country THE American Fire Service today is in a measure very much like the French Army just prior to the fall of that country. It was up to date twenty years ago, and was believed to have been kept up to strength in the intervening years. It took a “blitzkrieg” to prove otherwise. The American Fire Service, shortly after its motorization, was unquestionably up – to – the – minute. But twenty years have elapsed since then, and although fire departments have been getting by, their strength has waned seriously in the intervening years. Present Demands Are Heavier Apparatus purchased twenty years ago cannot be expected to stand the gaff of modern fire fighting. Industry has become larger, and involves more hazardous processes; buildings have become larger,…

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