Issue 16 and Volume 58.

BENEFITS OF INSTRUCTIONS AT DRILL SCHOOL I have been requested to say a few words on the benefits derived by the members of the fire department from instructions received from attendance at the drill school, and to make my remarks clear I must say a few words about the drill school of the Boston Fire Department. What I am about to say is gathered from my twenty years’ experience in the Boston Fire Department, the last three years being as Drill Master of same. I know of the many years of experience the most of you gentlemen have had in fighting the common enemy, the flames. The conditions of the present day are so different from those of the past, in apparatus of the fire departments and the buildings in which fires are liable to occur, that we can only think of the fireman of the past, for the fight…

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