Boston Fire Service

Issue 11 and Volume 56.

Boston Fire Service In view of the fact that it took about six hours one day this week to dynamite the walls of the Huntington avenue building, recently damaged by fire, the fire department has obtained the addresses of expert dynamiters who may be reached within a few minutes in cases of emergency, which will be on file at headquarters. A better system is being arranged in connection with the storage of dynamite, so that it may be more quickly available in case it may be needed to blow up buildings in case of fire. At present no dynamite is kept stored at headquarters, nor is there a first class electrical battery system available. A sappers’ and miners’ corps will probably be established in the department to operate explosives at fires or to demolish the ruins of fires. Former District Chief J. M. Garrity, who was pensioned four years ago,…

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