Issue 18 and Volume 20.

A MODEL FIRE DEPARTMENT. From one of our exchanges comes the following high tribute to the efficiency and morale of the firemen of Detroit, Mich.: “It seems incredible that from the time an alarm is received in a Detroit engine house, if it were at dead of night when the firemen are fast asleep, that they should be at their places ready to leave the engine house inside of twenty seconds. One of the captains of the department stated that they have been ready to leave the engine house thirteen seconds from the time of receiving an alarm. This requires an equal training of horses as well as of men. Any failure on the part of horses to take their places means perhaps a disastrous loss of life or property. l’he department is in this state of readiness any moment during the 365 days of the year. The unity of…

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