Leadership

TRIBUTE TO PHILADELPHIA FIREMEN.

Issue 1 and Volume 58.

TRIBUTE TO PHILADELPHIA FIREMEN. In commenting on the Potter oilcloth works fire in Philadelphia, Pa., an account of which appears in this issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, the Philadelphia “Bulletin,” in an editorial, paid the following tribute to the city’s firemen: “The people of Philadelphia need no demonstration of the fact that in the fire department they have a fine body of trained and entirely capable men who know no such thing as fear when it is a matter of their duty in protecting the public. But it comes to mind with especial emphasis whenever there is a tragic occurrence like the Potter oilcloth works disaster. The death of Battalion Chief James and Laddcrman Hillman and the injury of a dozen others when a wall fell upon them illustrate anew the deadly risks which the whole corps must face without flinching as a matter of course in the daily…

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