Leadership

FROM LEATHER BUCKETS TO MODERN FIRE DEPARTMENT AT WILMINGTON

Issue 27 and Volume 78.

FROM LEATHER BUCKETS TO MODERN FIRE DEPARTMENT AT WILMINGTON History of Wilmington Fire Department Passes Through All Phases of Fire-Fighting—Some Unique Duties of Members Present Efficiency THE history of a fire department, founded in 1775, and which has passed through the vicissitudes of a volunteer servive, to emerge as an efficient paid organization, must of necessity be of interest. It is well told by the last volunteer and first and only paid chief of the department: The history of the Wilmington, Del., fire department, dating back to a period previous to the War of Independence, shows in an interesting manner the development of our fire-fighting system from the time of the leather-bucket brigade down to the present day of modern high powered triple combination cars and aerial trucks. We have ever been among the first to adopt new apparatus, appliances and methods, as the following narration will show. The methods…

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