County-Wide Coordination in Time of Emergency

Issue 11 and Volume 105.

County-Wide Coordination in Time of Emergency A plan for the co-ordination of all fire departments in Kent County. Michigan,to meet an emergency arising from bomb warfare or other calamitous circumstance was announced in October by Kent County civil defense director, Gerald R. Ford. The plan was outlined to a committee of chiefs and others by Fire Chief John R. Weber, of East Grand Rapids, who was instrumental in drawing it up. Copies of the plan will later be submitted to all fire departments in the suburban and rural areas for study of fire chiefs and township officials. A form of simple agreement will be sent various fire departments or their township au* thorities for their signatures, according to Grand Rapids Fire Chief Frank H. Burns, who is one of the promotors of the plan, and is chairman of the special fire protection committee appointed to study the proposition. On the…

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