Issue 3 and Volume 30.

AMERICAN FIRE EQUIPMENT AHEAD. One of the daily papers of New York city points out that “not so much as a generation ago, when cities and towns outside of the United States established fire departments, they modeled them upon European, chiefly British lines, and looked to England exclusively to supply them with the necessary apparatus. Nowadays, however, not only have American pieces of apparatuscome into common use, but American methods of firefighting are also being adopted, even in such conservative departments as those of Great Britain and Ireland. The aerial truck, the chemical engine, the drop harness, the electric fire alarm system, the horseless pieces of apparatus—all these are to be seen in London, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and other large towns and cities, and are looked upon with the highest favor by the chief officers of the different brigades.” The article, after adverting to the admiration excited by the…

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