Leadership

New Orleans to Have a Fire Boat.

Issue 18 and Volume 1892 11.

New Orleans to Have a Fire Boat. In a recent report to the fire commissioners of New Orleans, Chief O’Conner says : The terrible siege with which the department had to contend, commencing on Sunday, the 3d inst., and continuing through the week, there being not less than twenty fires, thoroughly tested its ability. The many circumstances presented and the experience derived from the great emergencies constantly occurring induces me to recommend to your honorable body the necessity of improving and perfecting the department in every detail. The absence of rapid communication between this section of the city and the upper fire districts as well as Algiers during the late disastrous fires was sadly felt, much valuable time being lost in notifying the companies in those districts of the second fire, which occurred in a thickly populated portion of the city, while all of the force of the first ami…

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