Leadership

Fights Fire, Minus Pants

Issue 8 and Volume 92.

Fights Fire, Minus Pants Clothes may make the man, but not the fireman, Henry Bosmans, a member of the New Haven, Conn., Fire Department, demonstrated recently when sans pants, he helped subdue a blaze. The “night hitch” all firemen keep handy for night alarms, was missing from Bosmans’ place alongside his bed in the bunkroom when a 3 a. m. alarm summoned his engine company. But Bosnians jumped aboard the apparatus clad only in coat and underwear. His unconventional attire was no hindrance to Bosmans, as he helped fight a fire in a two-story brick building.

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