Among the Fire Fans

Issue 11 and Volume 92.

Among the Fire Fans The Boston Sparks Association participated in the Fire Prevention Week parade in Boston. The Sparks headed the Second Division of the parade, with a color guard and a band. One hundred Sparks marched in the line. Members constructed a float which took first prize. The float consisted of a miniature house with miniature firemen rushing to the rescue. Several citizens wrote letters of praise to the Sparks for their fine job. Chief Operator Galway of Boston Fire Alarm spoke at the October 16 meeting of the Sparks Association. He gave an interesting account of what went on in the alarm office during last year’s hurricane. During the six hours it lasted, they answered 20,000 telephone calls. There were 255 alarms of fire received and transmitted during that time. There was only one second alarm, in a house on a high hill where the wind was hitting…

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