Leadership

Suburban Fire Protection.

Issue 1 and Volume 1889 6.

Suburban Fire Protection. To the Editor of FIRE AND WATER. I suggest that each city surrounded by villages, the inhabitants of which are mainly business men of the city, shall keep in the immediate neighborhood of the main railway stations used by the suburban trains a steam fire engine, on a platform car, ready to be hooked on to a locomotive at any time. It is very easy to arrange it so that the fire engine can be used at any time from the car-house for city purposes, just as if it was on the ground floor of an engine-house. Although I have been engaged as an engineer on waterworks and in manufacturing for many years, I was employed by I.atta & Shawk of Cincinnati on the first successful steam tire engine ever made, and on that account have always felt a lively interest in fire apparatus. JAS. R. MAXWELL.…

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