Capsule Accounting of Strength

Issue 2 and Volume 110.

Capsule Accounting of Strength The Los Angeles County Fire Department issues an unusual monthly administrative report titled “Departmental Statistics.” The reports constitute a running account of the manpower and equipment strength of the County Fire Department, as of the first day of each month. No attempt is made to publish fire losses or fire extinguishing operations. Headings of the various sections of the report cover fire stations, apparatus, personnel, communications, forestry, area served, and miscellaneous. The accounting, which is the work of the department’s Public Relations Division, provides a wealth of information in condensed form.

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