With the Editor

Issue 4 and Volume 97.

With the Editor What About OCD Units? Since the time when OCD apparatus was first made available to the American fire service, the war has changed from one of defense to one of offense. This apparatus was intended to be used in affording protection against air raid fires. Now that the danger of enemy air attack has waned until not even the most pessimistic military man expects it, it seems to us that many of the OCD pumping units might well be turned over to the Army or Navy for use by our armed forces abroad. They could better serve the war effort at our overseas bases than they could by standing idle at home. Another factor favoring their recall and reassignment elsewhere is the effect they will have on fire departments and the fire apparatus industry during postwar wars if permitted to remain where they now are. If these…

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