Address by Chief Sam B. Boyd
Chief Sam B. Boyd, of Knoxville, Tenn., recently delivered an address before the local Junior Board of Commerce. Chief Boyd’s talk, which dealth with the fire department, was one of the most interesting of those that have been delivered before the juniors. The speaker briefly outlined the history of the fire department, comparing methods employed some years ago in fighting fires with those of the present, when the most modern type of fire-fighting apparatus is used. The local fire department was formed in 1885. The need for motorizing all the apparatus of the Knoxville fire department was stressed by Chief Boyd, who called attention to the efficiency of the motor-driven apparatus. “I hope,” said Chief Boyd, “that the citizens of Knoxville will realize the necessity for motorozing the entire department.” Considerable attention was also paid to fire prevention, and those in attendance at the meeting were urged to assist in this work.