Leadership

THE VICTORIA FIRE SERVICE

Issue 18 and Volume 60.

THE VICTORIA FIRE SERVICE What Chief Davis Has Done to Improve Fire Department of That City. From Victoria, B. C, comes a record of Fire Prevention efficiency that should be of interest to every chief, association, individual and concern, who has to cope with fire in any of its various aspects. Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on Vancouver Island. Its fire department is commanded by Chief Thomas Davis, well known throughout Canada and all along the Pacific Coast as a remarkably efficient chief. Chief Davis is a born fireman. He was born in Number One Fire Hall, of the City of Toronto, in 1872. His father was an assistant chief there; and his grandfather, as an engineer, lost his l.fe in the service of the same city. His son, Joe, now wears the badge of the Victoria force, and is driver of the chief’s car. F’our generations…

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