Issue 17 and Volume 61.

RESERVE FIREMEN. The idea of forming reserve forces of firemen to, as in the case of Fire Commissioner Adamson, of New York City, guard outlying, sparsely settled districts of the city so as to relieve the regular firemen for duty in the closely built-up sections in case of emergency and the plan in Boston, Mass., to organie a firemen’s reserve force to release eligible men in the fire department for the army and navy during war are both plans which present good points and show that the fire department officials of these large cities are on the alert to be prepared for the adequate handling of emergencies. Commissioner Adamson, in his plan for a reserve force of volunteer firemen, took into consideration that in the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens there are a number of organizations of ex-volunteer firemen mustered out of service not so long ago but that they…

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