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First Aid Council for Maryland

Issue 11 and Volume 93.

First Aid Council for Maryland Several Maryland volunteer fire departments have organized a Maryland State First Aid Council. The purpose is to spot all ambulances and rescue squads in the state so that they will function properly in emergencies, and to take the financial burden off the fire department budgets. H. L. Leonard of Bladensburg, Md., heads the council. Mr. Leonard stressed the fact that the council will not come in conflict with volunteer fire departments. When successful, the council will actually enable the departments to use their fire apparatus budgets for fire apparatus only. Practically every volunteer fire department in the state with an ambulance is forced to use a good part of their apparatus funds in support of the ambulance. The community wants the ambulance, but will not provide donations to make it self-sustaining. The First Aid Council will seek to have separate funds allocated to ambulance support.…

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