Leadership

FIRE PROTECTION BY WIRE.

Issue 9 and Volume 61.

FIRE PROTECTION BY WIRE. A means by which chiefs of fire departments can extend their usefulness to points outside city limits without in any way reducing the fire protection in the communities for which they are responsible is indicated by a recent experience of Chief Sam B. Boyd, of Knoxville, Tenn., who has advanced a new argument for Greater Knoxville in that while it may be some time before the city can get water mains laid into outlying sections of the new territory they may have fire protection by telephone and he has successfully demonstrated that the affording of a measure of such protection is more than theory. At about 5.30 o’clock one recent morning the chief was called on the telephone by a resident of Blue Grass, about twelve miles from the city, who told him that his house was on fire, and despite the fact that he had…

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