Leadership

THE NEW YORK FIRE DRILL SQUAD

Issue 18 and Volume 60.

THE NEW YORK FIRE DRILL SQUAD Completes First Year of Activity—Has Conducted 1814 Drills in Which Over 500,000 People Have Taken Part. The New York fire drill squad has completed the first year of its activities and Commissioner Adamson, of New York City, gave out the following statement, showing the work accomplished by the squad since it was organized: The fire drill squad was organized one year ago. It was created for the purpose of organizing and holding fire drills in factories, schools, hospitals, asylums or other buildings where there are large public assemblies. The squad is made up of fifteen picked men of the department, under command of Lieutenant Walter J. Dugan. The necessity for such a squad was imprressed upon tht Fire Commissioner because of the great practical difficulty of co-ordinating drills in large factory buildings where several hundred persons are employed, and where, perhaps, there are as…

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