Leadership

LOUISVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 5 and Volume 38.

LOUISVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. Apart from its importance as the business centre of Kentucky. Louisville, is famous for its beautiful location at the falls of the Ohio, and its many fine buildings. Among these the headquarters of the fire department stands out in massive and hold relief. The building stands on Jefferson street, near Sixth street, and is considered the model engine house of the Southwest and one that befits a department, which the late Chief Major Hughes brought up to such a high degree ol perfection, and whose reputation and discipline thief Fillmore I yson continues to maintain. Like the fire departments of other cities, that of Louisville began with the primitive bucket brigade. and it was not till 1832 that an irregular volunteer corps was established in its midst. Its equipment consisted of but one hand engine of the very oldfashioned style…

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