Leadership

Make better use of men and equipment

Issue 2 and Volume 114.

Make better use of men and equipment A review of some common factors which can assist in overcoming manpower shortage problems FIRE CHIEFS will agree that a department can ill afford to waste any manpower, time, or apparatus at a major fire. Yet it is often obvious that there has been a serious waste of these fire fighting facilities. The lamentable feature of such inefficiency is that frequently it is not the result of unwise decisions made during the stress and excitement of a large fire, but is due primarily to a lack of appreciation, before the fire occurs, of the advantages offered by certain arrangements of apparatus, as well as fire fighting methods. Once these advantages are recognized, they can be put into practice long before the fire occurs, and be in readiness for the first emergency. Such preparation will not only improve efficiency, but will also reduce the…

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