Location of Rural Fire House
The Committee on Farm Fire Protection of the National Fire Protective Association, presented a report at its recent convention at Atlantic City, and recommended that fire department headquarters be located in a central place conveniently accessible to all the volunteer firemen. The house should be located on a side street rather than on a main street so that the danger of being blocked by traffic would be minimized. The committee recommended that the house be located near a public garage with a garage employe a member of the department assigned the duty of motor mechanic and driver.
The report was presented by Dr. David J. Price, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, United States Department of Agriculture. Washington, D. C.