The Red Cross at Fires

Issue 27 and Volume 66.

The Red Cross at Fires That the members of the Red Cross by no means limit their ministrations to the unfortunates who fall upon the field of battle is evidenced graphically in the illustration printed on the “Recent Important Fires” page in connection with the Hoboken, N. J., blaze which destroyed the Admiral Benson Clubhouse for Navy Men, which, by the way, proved to be a veritable fire trap and caused the death of four men. The very grateful service that these members of the gentler sex, banded together for the help of humanity, render to the firemen, who, in the severe weather of winter, work amid considerable discomfort from the cold, is very deeply appreciated by the men of the departments. The steaming coffee served between times of actual fire fighting not only helps them to withstand the chill of zero weather and the occasional drenching by icy water,…

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