Leadership

Dallas County Provides Effective Fire Protection to Citizens

Issue 10 and Volume 116.

Dallas County Provides Effective Fire Protection to Citizens Well-organized mutual aid plan includes financial compensation to community fire departments WHEN THE one engine of Kleberg, Tex., responds to an alarm, Chief E. R. Sikes is confident that no matter what situation he finds on the scene, his department can handle it. This sounds like Texas bragging, but as a member of the Dallas County Mutual Aid System, Chief Sikes knows that just as far away as his radio are 195 major pieces of fire fighting and rescue apparatus with 800 paid and volunteer firemen on duty ready to roll. An organization like this does not just happen and it is not developed overnight. It is the result of years of work, cooperation, planning and mistakes by fire chiefs, city and county officials. Today the system is made up of 27 city, industrial and Federal government fire departments. They have in…

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