DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT THOMAS, LIVERPOOL.
The accompanying portrait is that of J. J. Thomas, deputy superintendent of the fire brigade of Liverpool, England, who, in the prolonged absence of the chief superintendent through illness, is now in command of that department. He is a progressive fire official and has successfully introduced chemical fire fighting, pony hand chemical extinguishers, shut-off nozzles, rapid hoisting and extension ladders, swinging harness etc. Mr. L. N. Richardson, of Providence, R. I., recently described him In these columns (FIRE AND WATER, March 5, 1895), as follows:
Mr.Thomasis a splendid specimen of manhood and an ideal fireman. I have seen no one in England more prepossessing as an officer than he Is, and his men seem all to be active and capable.