Issue 18 and Volume 33.

STILL ALARMS. Every year, the reports of chief engineers from all over the United States show an increasing number of telephone and still alarms sent in during the year. Indirectly a decided compliment is paid to many local departments hy that same fact. It shows that the people are getting over their fear of calling in the department when a blaze first starts. In the good old days, before the times of the chemical engine, a visit from the department meant a flood of water. Now. however, the hand extinguishers are used first, and then the chemical engine, while the regular streams arc not utilised, except in cases of necessity. With only trained men on hand, the citizens are glad to open their doors to the firemen, knowing that they will do their work as quickly as possible and with as little damage as possible. There is another reason for…

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