Issue 17 and Volume 46.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING From time to time in these columns reference has been made to matters suggested in looking through the various annual reports of fire departments. Points of real significance to those engaged in the fire service are usually found in these reports. When, then, some idea both worthy in itself and capable of general application comes to notice it is the province of this journal to make it as widely known as possible. Coming within this classification and capable of general applica tion is the practice of some fire departments in giving publicity to ti e men whose conduct has been especially meritorious. That the spirit of bravery and the general disciplinary effect of a continual sense of high duty is one of the best and most useful characteristics of a department cannot be gainsayed. It is to be noticed that some of the best organized and…

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