Houston CD Volunteer Fire Department

Issue 4 and Volume 110.

Houston CD Volunteer Fire Department The Houston Civil Defense Volunteer Fire Department is a division of the Civil Defense organization of that Texas city. It was formed in 1950 to reinforce the regular department and to assist firemen during a serious emergency. It is under the command of Chief Dave Laufman. The men are trained at the fire stations nearest their homes by members of the paid force of the regular department. Protective clothing and insurance are provided by the City of Houston and the men attend weekly drills and respond to fires in order to obtain “on the job training.” Under the Civil Defense plan the city is divided into three areas, each area under the supervision of a volunteer deputy. The area deputy is notified by the fire alarm operator of any multiple alarm in his area. The deputy then starts a telephone fan-out and the volunteers respond…

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