Leadership

Criticized, Firemen Return Home

Issue 15 and Volume 82.

Criticized, Firemen Return Home After travelling three miles outside the town limits, the volunteer fire department of Monticello, N. Y., was criticized for arriving late at a fire. When the chief heard the comments, he told his men not to turn on the water. “If that’s the way they feel about it they can put their own fire out.” The fire was soon quenched with water brought from a nearby pond in buckets. The Monticello firemen were delayed because they had first to obtain permission from municipal officials before the apparatus could be taken outside the city limits.

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