Our Birthday—Three Plus Fifty ON November 17th we celebrate the fifty third birthday of FIRE ENGINEERING (established originally under the title of the National Fireman’s Journal). It is interesting to look back through our first issues in 1877 and compare present day methods to those, not only in fire fighting but magazine publishing as well. What wonderful progress has been made in both! While there are not left any subscribers who have gotten the paper since the first issue, although many fire chiefs have been on our list for the past thirty years or more, we are proud of the fact that one of our original advertisers, the Eureka Fire Hose Co., is still with us, and going stronger than ever. If we make as much headway in the next fifty-three years as we have the past,—we’ll have reason to be happy indeed.