Leadership

WOMEN LOSE THEIR HEADS AT FIRES, SAYS CHIEF JOHN B. KENNEDY

Issue 5 and Volume 79.

WOMEN LOSE THEIR HEADS AT FIRES, SAYS CHIEF JOHN B. KENNEDY Fairer Sex Seldom Remain Cool When House Is In Flames Few Men Let Nerves Get Best of Them “THE burnt child dreads the fire,” said Chief John B. Kennedy, of the Augusta, Ga., fire department, “and so do all women,” he continued in an interview with me recently. Chief Kennedy, the bale and hearty director of the Augusta fire department, has noted that women become more frantic than men during a fire scare. “Women lose their heads and become uncontrolable at such times; they seem unable to speak intelligently, and thinking only of the danger they are in, make a wild rush for safety. Of course, none of us want to get injured, but most men keep their heads, realizing that there may be others who are in danger as well as themselves, and often perform acts of heroism…

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