Issue 4 and Volume 4.

HOW TO OBTAIN FIRE APPARATUS. There are hundreds of places in the United States that are either wholly deficient in fire extinguishing apparatus, or are so inefficiently supplied as to be almost without fire protection. In these days of big fires, which strike, without discrimination, the large and small places alike disastrously, the neglect to provide sufficient fire apparatus for the protection of property becomes almost a criminal offense. The record of fires during the past few years reveals the fact that there have been numerous conflagrations in small villages, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property, that might have been prevented had there been suitable fire apparatus available to combat the flames in their incipiency. We are all familiar with the statement so frequently made in connection with such conflagrations, “ there was no Fire Department available.’’ Every municipal government is morally bound to give proper protection…

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