Richmond—A City Well Protected Against Fire

Issue 16 and Volume 74.

Richmond—A City Well Protected Against Fire History of the Fire Fighting Forces of the Convention City of the I. A. F. E. from the Beginning—Its Present High State of Efficiency THE following article will give an excellent idea of the efficient fire department of the convention city of the International Association of Fire Engineers. Chief Joynes, co-author of the article and the head of the Richmond fire department, was born in Hampton, Va., on October 29, 1855 and cducated in the schools of Richmond, where he moved when he was eight years old. This seas just at the close of the Civil I War when everything zvas devastated and he had to take his education on the hit and miss order. He started to work early in life, entering the painting business and remained in it until he had served his term and became a journeyman. He then went into…

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