Leadership

Volunteers Find Group System Useful

Issue 7 and Volume 94.

Volunteers Find Group System Useful Down in southern Maryland. Charles County covers many miles of rolling, wooded country dotted with small villages and farms. The entire county has but one fire department located at La data, the county seat. Eighty-five per cent of the fire alarms received by the volunteers send them on runs of from ten to twenty-five miles. The firemen have two 500 gpm engines, one of which is required to be kept m town, and an active membership of about twenty-eight men. About eighteen of these men have completed basic and advanced training courses offered by the Fire Service Extension Department of the University of Maryland. Since forest fire seasons, or times when chimney or lightning fires are numerous, frequently cause two or more alarms to be received at approximately the same time, and since every good fireman wants to go when the first alarm is received,…

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