Issue 4 and Volume 104.

THE WORLD SPEEDS ON! LESS than a year ago, firemen of a big city who were located in the quarters of a companv out fighting a multiple alarm church fire, watched the operations of their blue-shirted brothers at that fire on the fire station television set. Not many weeks ago millions of television watchers thrilled to the dramatic battle put up by Chicago firemen to control a spectacular warehouse blaze. And last month, still more video millions sat in on the hearings of the Kefauver Committee, to see and hear perhaps the most dramatic situation ever to involve a municipal fire department. If ever facts justified the oft-repeated assertions made by this Journal that in the fire service yesterday’s ways and methods won’t do for today—and tomorrow, it has been within these past few momentous months. But video is only one innovation that is shaping the future in fire protection…

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