INTERCHANGE OF APPARATUS BETWEEN TOWNS.
The importance of the efforts of the Connecticut State Council of Defense to effect a system of interchange of apparatus between the towns and cities of the state in cases of emergency and need, by means of the use of Standard Adapter Couplings, cannot be overestimated. Owing to the various sizes of threads used in the fire departments of the country, cooperation is rendered almost impossible, or at least very difficult. This, in case of a severe conflagration, which the fire department of the home town finds itself unable to cope with alone, may prove a fatal mistake, and it is this state of affairs that the State Council of Defense is seeking to remedy. It is probably a very wise move on the council’s part not to await the coming of universal standardization, but to provide at once for the present emergency. The proposition of the Council to provide each fire department at a comparatively trifling expense with the Standard Adapter Couplings would enable any outside department, when called upon, to couple up its hose, no matter what the difference in threads might be, and is worthy of favorable consideration. It is to be hoped that every other state will follow this example of Connecticut.