Leadership

CAMP MERRITT FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 24 and Volume 65.

CAMP MERRITT FIRE DEPARTMENT It being a Debarkation Camp, Conditions are Different to Most of the Other Cantonments—Officer in Charge an Engineer in New York City Department on Leave—Fine Record of the Camp Department WITH real and personal property to the extent of $15,000,000 involved and with a fire loss of only about $10,000 is the enviable record established by Fire Truck and Hose Company No. 340, Q. M. C., since it has been doing fire duty at Camp Merritt, N. J., for the past year and a half. Merritt is a debarkation camp, and for this reason presents greater fire risks than a camp where troops are stationed at one post for months at a time. At training camps the troops become familiar with the location of fire appliances and are of great aid to the camp fire departments, while at a camp such as Merritt, the troops simply…

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