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THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS OF GYMNASIUMS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

Issue 17 and Volume 24.

THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS OF GYMNASIUMS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS. THE subject of the practical benefits of gymnasiume to fire departments is one, which is so familiar to many of you, that I hesitated when asked to write this paper, feeling that it would be difficult to present to you many new thoughts or experiences; so I trust you will pardon me, if, in the attempt to precipitate discussion, I bring to the attention of this meeting my ideas and experiences—which is after all the object of my paper. It is a subject of more than ordinary importance, inasmuch as it is a matter which should interest everyone connected with a fire department. The physical condition of an applicant for the fire department is too often overlooked by those possessing the appointing power, who, in the anxiety to please personal friends, appoint men who, from a physical standpoint, are totally unfit to…

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