Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 12 and Volume 94.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems FIREMEN ASSIGNED TO THEATRE DETAIL BECAUSE of the danger of a general panic should a fire occur in a theatre, and because of the combustibility of the materials used in theatres in the form of drapes and stage effects, many fire departments have found it a good practice to detail firemen to theatres to be responsible for the training of ushers in first aid methods and in fire lighting methods. The majority of cities reporting detail firemen to stage shows, while a lesser number detail them to moving picture theatres during holiday seasons or when bingo games are held or automobiles given away. Many of the fire chiefs taking part in the discussion report that rigid inspections of theatres in their cities are made monthly, and in many cases, weekly. The problem in full appears in…

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