Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 6 and Volume 94.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems USE OF FIRE DEPARTMENT TO QUELL INDUSTRIAL STRIKE RIOTS MORE than ever before, cities, particularly industrial centers, are faced with strikes, or disputes between the employer and the employes. Generally, strikes start out as orderly walk outs. Then when the industrial managers show a determination to keep production going, labor shows signs of force to prevent others from taking the jobs that they left. When there is a meeting of the two shows of determinations, violence often results which becomes too large for the local police to handle. In some such cases, the Fire Department has been called to help the police hold back the rioters by means of hose streams. Such type of work is not favored by the officers of the Fire Department, and they point out that the city is deprived of proper…

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