Leadership

Chief Purcell Has an Exciting Fight

Issue 24 and Volume 58.

Chief Purcell Has an Exciting Fight In a Dublin paper just received an account is given of the work Captain Purcell, Chief of the Dublin fire brigade, performed on November the 12th and 13th in helping Kingstown, a suburb, seven miles from Dublin, from a serious dilemma. The report says that on the 12th, Captain Purcell received word that the gas plant of Kingstown was put out of commission by flooding and requesting the help of fire engines to pump the water out of the works. He immediately ran out a large motor fire engine, and in tow the largest steamer available, capable of pumping over three tons of water per minute. Incidentally it should be mentioned that Captain Purcell is the originator of the system of traction by motor in fire departments, a system which, in the present instance, has proved thoroughly effective. He traveled with the tow at…

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