short cuts and gadgets
Peg-Board Keeps Rescue Tools Orderly
Visitors to the forthcoming conference of the International Association of Fire Chiefs at Grand Rapids, Mich., will have the opportunity of viewing many new developments in fire apparatus and equipment. A novel idea used by the Grand Rapids Fire Department is well worth a second look.
The rescue squad employs peg-board panels fitted with canvas webbing as a convenient means of storing small hand tools in a neat and orderly fashion. Not only does this method facilitate fast visual survey of the equipment, but it also permits more efficient use of the storage capacity of the vehicle’s compartments. It is a good example of the old master mechanic’s saying, “A place for every tool and every tool in its place.”