11/01/10 118 W, 1 I - + 4 - 6 Old School Scheduling Tool


Here's an interesting artifact as displayed in the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Museum, which is located on the third floor of Engine 3 at 439 New Jersey Avenue NW. That's about two blocks from the United States Capitol. The museum opened to the public in January, and has 4,000 square-feet displaying hundreds of historical items. That's also how that mystery photo came about.

Shown below is a scheduling tool that probably dates to mid-20th century. Back when the department had only two platoons. The paddles list the engine company rosters, and are slid into the appropriate day of the week. The center paddles list the chiefs. Many more pictures later. Click to enlarge:  
 







  
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