Two-Platoons Postponed at Youngstown

Two-Platoons Postponed at Youngstown

The fire department of Youngstown, O., was operated on the two-platoon plan from January 1 to January 18 when it returned to the old plan, the city council postponing the effective date of the two-platoon system until January 1, 1916. Safety Director Parrock then authorized a return to the old system and the re-opening of fire stations 3 and 4. At the council meeting at which the postponement was decided upon Director Parrock said the department needs more men and said: “The department here is one of the best in the United States as far as quality is concerned, but it is deficient in quantity. I am not willing to sacrifice the efficiency of the department for the sake of two platoons.”

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