Leadership

CONFLAGRATION PREVENTED BY ROCHESTER, N. Y., DEPARTMENT

Issue 1 and Volume 94.

CONFLAGRATION PREVENTED BY ROCHESTER, N. Y., DEPARTMENT Five Alarms Sounded for Blaze Which Started in Store and Involved Five Other Business Places ROCHFSTER, N. Y., had its first five-alarm fire in five years recently when an early morning fire visited that city, leaving an estimated loss of approximately $300,000. The first alarm was transmitted by a citizen at 5:53 a. m. followed by a 3-2 at 6:08 a. m. At 6:35 a. m. a 3-3 alarm was transmitted by George N. Fletcher. Chief of the Department. Sizing up the extent of the blaze at 7:00 a m., Chief Fletcher ordered a 5-5-5 alarm, giving him a total of about 200 men, thirty-five pieces of apparatus, and about twenty-five members of the 1’rotcetives, a volunteer organization. The fire was believed to have started in the basement of a Linen Mart by a defective heating unit and was said to have had…

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