Issue 12 and Volume 18.

POLITICS IN THE FIRE SERVICE. OUR contemporary, The London Fireman, devotes a considerable space to the consideration of the case of Assistant Chief McCabe, who was recently so summarily dismissed from the fire department of this city because of an alleged error of judgment in summoning more apparatus than was needed on the occasion of the fire in Harlem on July 5. Accepting the fact that the fire inflicted a damage equal to $200,000, our contemporary, like ourselves, concludes that while it was at its height, there was abundant reason to anticipate a serious conflagration, and that it was a move in the direction of safety for Chief McCabe to summon such apparatus as he deemed necessary to provide for any possible emergency that might arise. The event proved that the extra apparatus was not necessary, but had it been required he would clearly have been liable to a charge…

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