Issue 7 and Volume 40.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING Chief Horan is determined to give the twoplatoon system a trial in Chicago, and once and for all to make a fair and square test of the thing. If it proves feasible and does not entail too great an expense upon the taxpayers, the possibilities are that it may be adopted in that city. If not. commonsense, in common justice to those out of whose pockets the fire department is kept up, will demand that the attempt to adopt the system should be abandoned for the present The present method adopted in the department for offs and meal hours is very liberal—a very great improvement on what it was in the days of Chief Horan’s immediate predecessor; but if, after giving the two-platoon a fair trial, it is found to be workable, then all reasonable obligations to its being finally adopted ought to be removed. In…

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