Leadership

NETS SAVE SEVEN IN TWO APARTMENT AND HOTEL FIRES

Issue 2 and Volume 102.

NETS SAVE SEVEN IN TWO APARTMENT AND HOTEL FIRES Value of Training Men in Use of Net and of Good Maintenance Demonstrated A Staff Report TWO fires within a few days of each other in December demonstrated the value of the fire department life nets and the wisdom of training firemen in their use under every conceivable rescue condition. They also emphasized the importance of maintaining department nets in good condition, and having them readily available when needed. The first of these fires occurred early on Christmas morning when a blaze wrecked the wing of the New Harmony hotel. Cayuga, street, Cohoes, N. Y., resulting in injuries to seven persons and forcing more than 60 persons to flee the old 50-room hotel. The fire swept through the wing of the horseshoe building so rapidly that it was at first feared many lives had been lost. Prompt and effective work of…

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