Leadership

Rural Fire Departments Prove Successful

Issue 7 and Volume 94.

Rural Fire Departments Prove Successful RURAL fire protection, the most recent field entered by firemen in their never ending endeavor to reduce the annual loss of life and property by fire, is destined to become a major part of the nation’s fire defense. Fire-protection-minded individuals and organizations realized that improved roads and modern motorized fire apparatus made rural fire protection possible. It soon became apparent that fire apparatus which had formerly been designed for use in urban areas only could be developed to better fit the needs of rural areas. Accordingly, fire department officials, government officials, insurance interests, fire apparatus manuacturers and the National Fire Protection Association formulated standards which were subsequently coordinated and published. Specific Assignment Rural fire department service is fire protection furnished property located outside the corporate limits of a municipality by specific assignment, using apparatus designated for such purpose. This includes farm property, scattered suburban dwelling…

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