Leadership

Greater New York Fire News.

Issue 24 and Volume 44.

Greater New York Fire News. Little by little the authorities of the city’s fire department are beginning to take back-water in the matter of the absolute perfectibility of the auxiliary high-pressure system and all that accompanies or follows its use, To begin with, they have performed an act of simple justice by making such arrangements as shall insure the officers and men in the district covered by its operations, their full number of days off and of meal hours, both of which had been seriously interfered with. They have also come to the conclusion that such heavy streams are not called for, at all events, at every fire of whatever size —in this way practically acknowledging the truth of the contention put forward in the beginning in these columns that the damage caused by water from the high-pressure hydrants, may be, sometimes has been greater than that caused by the…

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