Leadership

New York Department Makes Record Run

Issue 22 and Volume 67.

New York Department Makes Record Run A feature of the fire that recently destroyed most of the plant of the National Lead Company at Staten Island, N. Y., was the response made in record time by the New York fire department. Shortly after noon, smoke was discovered by the watchman at the gate of the office building, issuing from the walls of a storage house, and running over, he found the interior of the large building spotted with flames from the mounds of tanbark stored there. He first turned in an alarm at the box on a near by corner, then telephoned the plant’s engineer to put the sprinkler system into action. The watchman had lost no time but the flames spread fast and were pouring through the roof as Battalion Chief Beggin and apparatus arrived. The chief almost immediately caused a second alarm and then a third to be…

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