Issue 12 and Volume 38.

AMONG THE FIRE ENGINEERS Specially reported for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. As is the case in every large and important city, Chief Thomas O’Connor’s management of the fire department of NEW ORLEANS, LA., is at all times under the watchful eye of his fellow citizens. Their scrutiny has always resulted in the most satisfactory evidence of his ability as executive officer and his high efficiency as the commander of a gallant corps of firefighters, who, including his able assistants, firemen from their earliest days, have at all times shown themselves worthy of their chief. Under the civil service system the personnel of the department has been improved materially, the result of the severe physical tests through which the men are put before they arc enrolled as firemen. The force discipline is far better than when political appointments to the membership were the rule. The fire board endeavors to make the…

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