Leadership

With the Editor

Issue 5 and Volume 87.

With the Editor Heroic Volunteers Last month Chief Rowland Jensen, of the Perth Amboy, N. J., Fire Department, and one of his men paid the supreme sacrifice in line of duty. The Chief, leading his men into a burning store, was dropped into the fire-filled basement when the floor gave way. Chief Jensen, as are all officers of the Perth Amboy department, was a volunteer; the men are paid. When it comes to heroism, there’s no difference between volunteers and paid firemen. The volunteer has times innumerable proven himself to be just as disdainful of danger as the man whose profession is fire fighting. And the more glory to him, too, when it is remembered that he gives his services free, and sometimes his life, in serving his fellow men. Rotating Officers John J. McElligott, Fire Commissioner and Chief of the New York City Fire Department, recently inaugurated a plan…

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