Leadership

With Our Readers

Issue 10 and Volume 107.

With Our Readers Sides With Fire Service on Use of Parkways To the Editor: I was particularly interested in your Editorial in the June (1954) number, anent the prohibitive rules of the parkways. Our member corps have long suffered from this same rule (refusing to fire and emergency vehicles the right to travel on city, county and other parkways) and have done everything in their power to circumvent it, even to direct correspondence with Commissioner Moses (New York City). His replies have indicated that he feels it is quite all right for an ambulance to move along routes where traffic lights are operating, rather than reaching their objective over the most rapid routes possible. From his attitude, we judge that Commissioner Moses has never expertenced the need of being rushed to a cityhospital from some suburban point 25 miles distant, under express and urgent orders front a stand-by surgeon that…

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