Manchester is Well Proteeted Against Fire

Issue 11 and Volume 79.

Manchester is Well Proteeted Against Fire Has Well-Equipped and Thoroughly Drilled Fire Department and Modern Water Works—Some History of the Fire-Fighting Forces THE Manchester Fire Department is under the general supervision of a board of fire commissioners consisting of three members, who are appointed by the mayor for three year terms, one appointment being made each year. The board is at present composed of William B. Burpee, chairman; Arthur L. Prince, and Eugene Quirin. Chief Charles H. French, the popular and efficient executive head of the department, has been a member of the Manchester fire force for 23 years and has been chief since July 1. 1917. He is first vicepresident of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs and a member of the International Association of Fire Engineers and of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts. There are two deputy chiefs, Edwin W. Merrill and Arthur J. Provost. The…

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