Leadership

The ROUND TABLE

Issue 2 and Volume 105.

The ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems EXTRA-CURRICULAR WORK FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS THE Round Table for the month has to do with the increasing demands upon the fire service for emergency work of all kinds which formerly was handled by other services. If the replies from respondents quoted herein are indicative—and we believe they are—the fire service is unequivocally being called upon to perform operations previously done by others, and to broaden its operations in fields other than those of fire fighting and fire prevention. These added calls upon the fire department for service, from recovering dead persons, to delivering live babies, have in the majority of cases necessitated the addition of special equipment to the already growing facilities used by the fire service. Among the equipment reported added to better accomplish these new and added services are: Iron lungs; boats, grappling hooks…

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