Patriotic Activities of the Buffalo Fire Department

Issue 22 and Volume 64.

Patriotic Activities of the Buffalo Fire Department The firemen of the city of Buffalo, N. Y., seem to be an unusually live bunch of patriots, and their activities since the United States declared war on the German government have truly been a great credit to the firemen. One of the earliest requests made of them was for trench candles. These are made by making old newspapers into rolls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, which rolls were cut into lengths of three inches, and then boiled in paraffin. The firemen made hundreds of thousands of these. Then they were called upon to aid the Red Cross in making socks. The Red Cross furnished knitting machines, and since that time the firemen have knitted on an average of 2,000 pairs of socks per week. Then in every parade that was held in honor of the drafted men, the firemen were always…

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