Cleveland Fire Notes

Cleveland Fire Notes

Battalion Chief John O’Neil on Labor Day was called by excited citizens in the southeastern part of the city to extricate a child, five years old, whose inquisitiveness caused it to put its arm down the discharge outlet of a fire hydrant. Chief O’Neil by his good judgment and perseverance, coupled with the aid of an ice cream cone to keep the child quiet, after three hours’ work succeeded in breaking the shell of the hydrant with a sledge hammer and freeing the child without injury.

Cleveland Fire Notes

Cleveland Fire Notes

Examinations will be held for lieutenants in the fire department soon, about 180 having registered. There will also be an examination to fill the few vacancies for captains, the latter to take place on September 17.

A demonstration of first-aid work and the Schaefer method of resuscitation was given before a select number of men of the Cleveland fire department by Captain William P. Clyne, government resuscitation expert, and his assistant, Captain W. A. Lindsey, both working under the direction of the Red Cross Chapter. The class was held at No. 1 Engine, Hook and Ladder house, and each man present was given individual instruction. Later demonstrations were give at bathing beaches, showing methods of resuscitation of persons who have been drowned. The object of the class is to perfect men in the science of first-aid treatment. J. F. MEARS