Leadership

The Round Table

Issue 5 and Volume 123.

The Round Table DEPARTMENTS Ventilation is one of the first jobs required at a fire, and is of the utmost importance. What provisions have you made to see that this job is carried out? Are certain men regularly assigned? Is it left to the judgment of the company officer or to the judgment of the men first to arrive? How is it generally accomplished? L. Conklin, Assistant Chief, Minneapolis, Minn.: The subject of ventila- tion is covered in our book of rules under the title, “Organization and Procedure at Fires,” which reads as follows: 1. The first ladder company into a fire shall cover the front of building, giving special attention to rescue and ventilation. 2. The second ladder company into a fire shall cover the rear of building, giving special attention to rescue and ventilation. 3. Rescue Squad. The rescue squad shall work as a ladder company without ladders,…

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