Issue 17 and Volume 24.

DETROIT AND ITS FIRE DEPARTMENT. DETROIT, MICH., has a fire department whose reputation for efficiency stands in the very front rank. This reputation for efficiency was achieved under the late Chief Battle and added to under his successor, Chief Elliott, whose recent death the department and his fellow citizens have not yet ceased to deplore. Under the sway of its new chief John Kendall there is no fear of any falling off He succeeds at a time when the outskirts of the city are being rapidly filled with buildings, and when the number of engines (with engine houses) and that of the firemen must be added to so as to render the Detroit of the future as safe against fire loss as the Detroit of to-day. The report of the city’s fire department for the year 1897 is, of course, that of the late Chief Elliott, who states that the…

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