Fire Staged for Box 12 Association

Issue 5 and Volume 81.

Fire Staged for Box 12 Association The Box 12 Associates of Detroit, Mich., responded to signal 3-3—12—9217 on Friday evening, February 17th, at Iriquois and St. Paul, where stands the home of Standish Backus, president of the Burroughs Adding Machine Co., one of Detroit’s ardent fire fans. The Box 12 members held the February meeting there and witnessed 4,000 feet of motion pictures of fires in New York and Detroit. The Detroit reels were “shot” by Paxton Mendelssohn, Chief of Box 12, and the New York films were made by Dr. E. G. Stillman. Mr. Backus gave the Box Twelvers a real treat—he staged a fire in his home by reenacting a two-alarm blaze which occurred a couple of years ago in the quarters of Engine Co. 26, D. F. D., while the house was undergoing renovation and the company was temporarily quartered elsewhere. No one knew of the treat.…

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