Leadership

New York Firemen Urged to Play Safe

Issue 22 and Volume 79.

New York Firemen Urged to Play Safe In a circular to the members of the uniformed force of the department Fire Chief John Kenlon of New York on November 15 warned the firemen against carelessness and indifference toward their own safety while responding to fires. The circular was evidently prompted by another death in the line of duty—that of fireman Christopher M. F. Quinn, of Engine Co. 284. in Brooklyn, who was thrown from the apparatus on November 11 while responding to an alarm, and killed from a broken neck. Quinn was buried on Monday, November 15, with honors accorded a member of the department whose life was sacrificed in the call of duty. The circular issued a few hours after his interment is as follows: To the Uniformed Force During the past year five firemen were killed by being thrown from the apparatus while responding to fires. These very…

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