Leadership

THE VOLUNTEER FIREMAN

Issue 10 and Volume 66.

THE VOLUNTEER FIREMAN He Comes from All Walks of Life—Fire Fighting Now a Science, and Volunteers Must Study to Keep Abreast of Times—Necessity of Fire Schools— Members fiager to Learn THE volunteer fire department, as typified by that of the city of Coatesville, Pa., is one that any municipality should be proud of. The personnel of this department is made up of citizens representing all classes of life and includes clerks, millionaires, doctors, lawyers, mechanics, storekeepers and mill men of all classes, whose characters have been carefully examined into by a competent and unbiased investigating committee before they were accepted into membership in any of the fire companies comprising the fire department. The time is not so far past when to be a member of a volunteer fire department stamped you as a “rough-neck” or a “booze-hitter”; not so now, however, for the game of firefighting and extinguishment has become…

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