Leadership

THROUGH NEW JERSEY.

Issue 7 and Volume 34.

THROUGH NEW JERSEY. (Especially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING) Now that the pretty little village of Verona has been badly scorched, and had its post office and three stores destroyed by an early morning fire, a movement has been started to provide a volunteer fire department, with adequate equipment. Verona has a population of 2,300 persons and has shown itself up-to-date and progressive in every way—except in the direction of fire protection. In that line, as well as in that of a water supply, it has been away behind the age. That experience which teaches even fools may possibly prove serviceable now. It was decidedly humiliating that, when assistance was telephoned for to Montclair, the reply was returned that as Verona had no water supply that town’s hose could not be used. I he fire simply burned itself out, as it had gained too big a headway for a…

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