Leadership

REMARKABLE FIRE STOP MADE BY BROOKLINE FIREMEN AT SCHOOL BLAZE

Issue 10 and Volume 89.

REMARKABLE FIRE STOP MADE BY BROOKLINE FIREMEN AT SCHOOL BLAZE Assisted by Boston and Newton, Mass., Fire Departments Chief Allen Succeeds in Holding Threatening Fire in Old High School Building to Attic and Upper Floor ON the afternoon of September 25 a fire broke out in the attic of the large 3-story brick building of the Brookline, Mass., High School and the flames had obtained such headway before the sounding of the first alarm that by the time the apparatus reached the scene the entire blind attic beneath the peaked roof, comprising 21,000 square feet of area without a single fire-stop, was involved. Chief Selden R. Allen at once ordered a second alarm sounded and this was soon followed by a third alarm. Apparatus from Newton and Boston aided the Brookline department in fighting the fire, which was brought under control after a hard battle, in which 14 firemen received…

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