Box 19, Folder 7, Document 2

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The loyal members of the Atlanta Fire Department are providing
fire protection for the citizens of Atlanta on a round the clock basis. They
are working greatly extended hours over their normal work week of 60 hours.
Of the 225 men on duty, the added hours has resulted in 40% more manpower.
These men are well-trained and highly skilled, and are dedicated to protecting
the people of Atlanta.

As a result of this increase in manpower, beginning Tuesday four
additional fire stations will be put into service on a 24 hoursbasis. These four
stations will be activated day by day.

Most of the sarrounding governments have reaffirmed our long
standing Mutual Assistanct Pact of providing firemen and equipment should
an emergency arise. Iam most grateful for this added help.

In addition, the Atlanta Police Depafitment has provided men at
each firehouse to take over many non-firefighting responsibilities; thereby
relieving our skilled men of those routine duties. In case of an emergency,
other city employees are on a stand-by basis to render clean-up assistance,

I know all people of Atlanta will join me in expressing appreciation for this

Beginning Tuesday morning, the Personnel Department is
accelerating its efforts to recruit people for the vacant positions in the Fire
Department. Information concerning these jobs can be obtained by calling
the Personnel Director at 522-4463.

The City of Atlanta is well protected under this emergency condition
and I wish to assure every citizen that this protection will continue and improve

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