Among the Buffs

Issue 5 and Volume 105.

Among the Buffs THANKS to the many correspondents who wrote to tell of their seeing my by-lined articles on Los Angeles’ recent Skid Row hotel fire which killed seven men. I appreciated the clippings, which are being pasted in ye scrapbook for the benefit of my grandkids. I’ve written a more extensive article on the fire, it will appear, I hope, in a future issue of your favorite fire journal. One ward in passing, however. Praise cannot_ be too high for the quick and expert work of LA city firemen, who, through expert aerial ladder work kept the loss of life from being higher. Just shows what continuing training will do when the chips are down. Orchids to all firemen concerned but onions to the vote-seeking city councilman who harangued his colleagues about what he called the fire department’s poor fire prevention. Truth of the matter was that this same…

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