Leadership

How Detroit Put Its Fire Department in the Top-Notch Class

Issue 2 and Volume 74.

How Detroit Put Its Fire Department in the Top-Notch Class Good Supervision, Efficient Methods and Careful Up-keep Features That Make the Michigan City’s Fire Forces Among the Very Best IT is not so long ago that Detroit, Mich., was very much in the limelight owing to the fact that the 43rd annual convention of the American Water Works Association was being held there. Among the things that impressed the visitors from other municipalities were the thoroughness and businesslike manner in which civic affairs were conducted in that wide-awake city. This was by no means confined to the water works. Other city divisions were equally efficient and one of the principal of these was the fire department. From Commissioner Murphy and Chief Callahan down to the veriest rookie, the department which guards the city from conflagration was “up on its toes.” Since that time there has been issued a very voluminous…

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