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CONDITIONS CONFRONTING THE MOTOR FIRE DEPARTMENT APPARATUS INDUSTRY.

Issue 21 and Volume 61.

CONDITIONS CONFRONTING THE MOTOR FIRE DEPARTMENT APPARATUS INDUSTRY. “In the preparedness work that is being carried on in this country, first, of course, conies the Army and Navy; next in importance, in my belief, comes the Fire Department.” These are the words of the Fire Commissioner of one of the largest cities in the East. Another Commissioner is quoted as follows: “It is well recognized by everyone familiar with local conditions that the brunt of whatever trouble may be caused in this city by evilly-disposed persons will fall upon the Fire Department. This city not only has the largest number of former residents of countries with which we are at war, but is the port of shipment of munitions to the Allies.” Still another Commissioner states: “Government munitions and shells for the Allies are being made here, as well as torpedo nets, and it is absolutely necessary to keep or…

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