Issue 11 and Volume 30.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE ENGINEERS. (Continued from last week. PRIVATE FIRE DEPARTMENTS. The following paper was read by Herbert Heston, chief marshal of the Pennslvanla Railroad company. Topic No. 7—”Upon what basis or plan should private fire departments be organized, equipped, and drilled, to make them efficient; and should not their chiefs be in close touch with the chief of the city fire departments?” Well organized and equipped private Are departments are no longer an experiment, but are recognized as a necessity and useful part of a well disciplined whole, by many corporations and large business concerns. They are looked upon with favor by the insurance fraternity, and should be welcomed as needful helps by regular fire departments, when organized, equipped, and managed along the lines laid down for the direction of regular firemen. The task of organizing and drilling a private fire department is not a small one, nor…

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