Leadership

Rutland—Its Fire Department

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

Rutland—Its Fire Department Early History of Fire Protection in the Community— Description of the Various Protective Units of the Fire System HARRY BELKNAP RUTLAND, Vermont, the scene of the 1930 Convention of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, is a city of 17,600 population and is the smallest municipality that has had the honor of entertaining the chiefs. The city is picturesquely situated in the broad valley of the Otter, near the high peaks of the Green Mountains and is on the main highway from Saratoga, the Adirondacks, and the Berkshires to the White Mountains. The streets are lined with maple and elm trees and there are many pretty homes in the residential districts. The deepest marble quarries in the world are located at West Rutland with cutting and finishing shops at Proctor, six miles from the city. The mountain scenery in the suburbs of Rutland is very beautiful.…

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