Leadership

Chicago Has Run of Fires

Issue 2 and Volume 91.

Chicago Has Run of Fires Five firemen were overcome by smoke when a series of 3-11 fires caused $150,000 damage and kept Chicago firemen on the jump on January 12. Despite the fact that the three fires occurred within a radius of two miles and that some companies were still engaged at the first fire when the second 3-11 was struck, expert handling in assigning of companies by John Gegan, Chief Fire Alarm Operator, and his staff allowed for adequate coverage in all parts of the city. The first of the fires occurred in a studio apartment building at 55 East Superior Street, driving scores of residents into the sub-freezing cold. It was at this fire that the first casualty was suffered by Lieut. James Heaney, Engine 11. He was soon revived through oxygen administered by members of Squad 1. Several hours later residents of the Bismarck Hotel and the…

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