Leadership

World Wide Fire News

Issue 2 and Volume 107.

World Wide Fire News There’s Joy in Alesandria, Once More The chances of Alexandria, Va., getting back an old fire pumper George Washington once presented to one of Alexandria’s fire companies seemed assured, thus ending the hassle that started when some misguided vamp instituted a movement to have the pesky No’thern firelighters return a pumper relic from the Fireman’s Home at Hudson, N. Y., which he claimed rightfully belonged to Alexandria, but which actually was not the Alexandria engine. The Yankee pumper not being forthcoming, efforts were directed nearer to home, in Baltimore, where has reposed the 189-year-old engine, which also is claimed by the Virginia vamps. Upon due solicitation, the Baltimore Fire Board has agreed to lend the squatty, tubby but historic ’gine to Alexandria officials for as long as they keep it on display in Friendship Firehouse, soon to be dedicated as a national shrine. Baltimore acquired the…

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