Leadership

NOTED CANADIAN FIRE CHIEFS.

Issue 54 and Volume 1894 15.

NOTED CANADIAN FIRE CHIEFS. PHILIPPE DORVAL, QUEBEC. WHEN, on February 16, 1874, Chief Dorval was chosen out of some ten competitors after as many ballotings. he succeeded to the command of a brigade numbering twentythree men and twelve horses, divided amongst six stations, in an unsatisfactory state of discipline, poorly paid, and poorly equipped. The pay of the men had been reduced to 90 cents per day; they had no uniforms and the apparatus consisted of six reels, two ladder-wagons, etc., in bad order. Chief Dorval set himself down to his work, and before a year was over he had invented a ladder, which he made his men make for themselves ; then the fire ladder, which is now in use in all the Americans stations, and which created a sensation last summer in London, England, where it was exhibited by Chief Ilale, of Kansas City. Since then he has…

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