Issue 11 and Volume 50.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING When the members of the International Association of Fire Engineers assemble in their thirtyninth annual convention at Milwaukee next weeek. the absence of several old and most active of their group will impress upon their minds more emphatically than ever before the extra hazard incident to their profession. Seldom, if ever, has there been a year since the inception of this organization when so many firemen have fallen victims to disaster. The snuffing out of the lives of twenty-three firemen at the stock yards fire in Chicago, including that of Chief Horan, the crushing to death of fourteen members of the Philadelphia department, the tragic taking off of several firemen in Cincinnati, not to mention the individual firemen that have sacrificed their lives in various parts of the country, certainly makes an indelible impression upon the human memory. And none will be remembered more vividly than…

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