Leadership

Old Time Fire Runs.

Issue 21 and Volume 1891 9.

Old Time Fire Runs. Thirty-three Warren Hose Company enjoyed the reputation of having the fastest runners in the New York Volunteer Department. James B. Colegrove, who is surveyor of the Greenwich Fire Insurance Company, was one of the last foremen. He is a resident of New Jersey. “ We had some lively times,” he said the other day to a reporter, “but we had very few scraps. Our best hold was in being the first company at the fires in our district. We had plenty of good runs, and it was the pride of the Warren boys to get to fires and get their pipes stretched ahead of everybody else. The run to the big blaze in Herrick’s mill in Old Slip, corner of South street, is the fastest on record. “ That was in February, 1856. Thirty-three’s house was in Sullivan street, No. 143, near Spring street. The building…

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