Issue 22 and Volume 64.

THE FIRE MARSHAL. What the chief of the fire department is to the municipality, the fire marshal is to the State. He stands in very much the same relationship to the commonwealth as does the chief to the city, but perhaps his duties cover comparatively a wider field. Not only must he protect the people of the State from dangerous fire hazards that exist in his jurisdiction and see that these menaces are removed, but the prosecution and conviction of the offenders devolves very largely upon him and his subordinates. An interesting paper on this subject by one who is a recognized authority on this subject, and whom the Fire Marshals’ Association of North America has recently honored by electing as its president, appears in another column. It is entitled “The Enlarged Sphere of the. Fire Marshal’s Activity,” ard in it Mr. Fleming points ou that, since the entry of…

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