Leadership

NEW ENGLAND FIRE NOTES.

Issue 13 and Volume 42.

NEW ENGLAND FIRE NOTES. Correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. Boston firemen put in the busiest August in the history of that city’s department. Between bell, still and automatic alarms the turnouts numbered 420, which included nine second alarms, four third and one fourth. The total loss was close upon $500,000.—Chief Tufts, of North Attleboro, who recently broke his leg, is doing well under treatment in the Emerson hospital, Boston.—While Driver Frederick Alanson Hawley, of hose 3, in the Readville district of Hyde Park, Mass., was about to answer what was only a false alarm, and had just hitched up his horses, he was mounting to his seat, with the reins in his hands, when the team bolted. He ran with the horses for over twenty yards, when he fell. Possibly the wagon passed over him, anyway his skull and jaw were fractured. He died as he was being taken…

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