Issue 8 and Volume 55.

CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR CHIEFS AT PHILADELPHIA Five battalion chiefs of the Philadelphia fire department recently took a civil service examination for positions of chief and deputy chiefs of the department. The examination questions were as follows: You are attending a second alarm fire at the Puritan Knitting Mills, Arch street, west of Third, at which a full complement of apparatus is at work. You receive word that box No. 26 at Eighth and Market streets has been pulled and that on the arrival of the first company at that box they find a fire in Rust’s Cabinet and Mill Work Factory on the south side of Ludlow street just below Eighth street. The fire started on the first floor and spread throughout the entire building. An intense heat was generated which set fire to the buildings on the opposite side of Ludlow street, and then, driven by a strong…

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