New York Firemen.

Issue 12 and Volume 1893 13.

New York Firemen. Chief Hugh Bonner in a recent article to the press says this among other things: A man entering the fire department of New York is appointed under the civil service rules for the probationary term of thirty days. He is sent to what we call our school of instruction, where he is taught the use of the different apparatus, the scaling ladders, the life lines and the tools and implements used in the department. His days are devoted to the school, his nights to service in the department where he has been assigned. At the expiration of the probationary term, if he is recommended by his commanding officer for actual fire duty and also by the instructor of the school, he is regularly appointed a fireman, but after his appointment continues his instructions for thirty days more. He is required to become perfect in the use of…

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