Leadership

Ottawa Department Saves Town of Casselman

Issue 9 and Volume 66.

Ottawa Department Saves Town of Casselman A thoughtless boy, a cigarette and a livery stable were the combination leading to a fire that completely destroyed the business section of the town of Casselman, Ont. The fire was not observed until the rear of the stable was a mass of flames, and when the volunteer brigade arrived, equipped with a high-pressure gasoline pump, it was almost beyond control. The men were making good headway, however, until the wells for fire use were nearly pumped dry. A call for help was then telephoned to Ottawa, and forty minutes after the call was received the Grand Trunk special was ready to leave, carrying an engine and equipment, under command of Lieutenant J. J. O’Kelly. The run of thirtythree miles was made in such quick time that in two hours from leaving Ottawa the engine was unloaded in Casselman and on its way to…

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