Leadership

How they Put Out Fires in London.

Issue 43 and Volume 2.

How they Put Out Fires in London. A London correspondent of the Chicago Times has been interviewing Captain Eyre M. Shaw, of the London Fire Brigade, and, at the end of a long report of the conference, he sums up thus-wise: “The above conversations embody the main features of the London Fire System. A fire breaks out, and there is no systematic method of giving an alarm. If somebody happens to discover it, and if he happens to know where there is a brigade station, and happens to be willing to go thither with the information, all right. If not, then all wrong. Then, again, if somebody happens to know where a turncock lives, and happens to be willing to go and rout him out, then, once more, all right; otherwise, all wrong. It’s just the same with the Fire Escapes; chance information, the stimulus of half a crown are…

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