Issue 1 and Volume 11.

WEAKNESS OF THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE. THE recent great fire in London, has, very naturally, attracted the attention of the public in a marked degree, to the much praised Fire Brigade of that city. The London papers have been filled with communications from business men and property owners in that city, abounding in complaints of the insufficiency of the means of protection from fire. Following immediately upon a recent report of the Metropolitan Board, to the effect that London had rather more apparatus than was necessary to protect the city from peril, this great fire gave a sad blow to the self-sufficiency of the Board, and clearly demonstrated to the public that the members of that body had a very superficial idea of the requirements of the Fire Brigade. The comments and communications referred to fully sustain what we said in our first remarks on the disaster, that the Brigade…

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