Leadership

25% of Present Apparatus Needs Immediate Replacement

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

25% of Present Apparatus Needs Immediate Replacement And 10% Additional is Needed to Protect New-Crowth Areas of Cities; Results of Comprehensive Survey IN ORDER to determine the mechanical condition of post-war fire departments, and to determine as well the course to be taken by the fire service in maintaining fire departments at a safe strength, in view of the inevitable shortages that are developing in critical materials due to diversion for European relief and National defense measures, FIRE ENGINEERING recently made an extensive survey. This survey covered all municipalities in the country of 1,000 population and over. The questionnaire employed is reproduced below: QUESTIONNAIRE City………… State Pumpers: Number…… Age of units: No…..Age (or year purchased) Capacity: Gals. Per Min……. Number of Units …… Number needing replacement …. Number of additional units needed …… Triple Combinations (Pump, booster or chemical tank, hose) Number…… Age of units: No…..Age (or year purchased) Capacity:…

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