European Departments Advance Rapidly

Issue 23 and Volume 80.

European Departments Advance Rapidly Interesting Data on Study of Organizations Abroad by Robert H. Mainzer—Favors the Use of Four-Section Ladders in Cities ROBERT H. MAINZER, honorary deputy chief in the New York fire department, a student of fire engineering, and an international fire fan, returned recently from a two months trip through the capitals of Europe. It zvas fourteen years since he has been abroad and consequently he was able to note changes in operation. He told the writer his observations on European fire departments. “European fire departments have advanced more rapidly during the past fourteen years than have most of the departments in the American cities.” This blunt statement was made to me by Robert H. Mainzer, banker and international fire buff, who upon his return from Europe reviewed the conditions on the other side. Fourteen years ago he made a trip abroad and brought back with him a…

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