07/22/07 99 W - + 14 - 17 Obey Orders


In the years after the Civil War, when the city's firefighters were volunteers and its citizens were often compelled or called to assist at fires, the Daily Standard offered this suggestion in the context of a Christmas morning fire in 1868: "All persons not members of the Fire Department [...] should refrain from giving orders while a fire is raging, and obey orders given by men who have been selected for that purpose. By recognizing the officers of the fire companies, and by concert of action, much valuable property might be saved which would otherwise be damaged or destroyed."



Seems that fire buffs of yesteryear may have been a bit more vociferous than today. Can you imagine how that would go over these days?
[Todd D] (Web Site) - 07/25/07 - 00:25

Forget helping out…fire buffs are scolded for even showing up to watch.
CFP743 - 07/25/07 - 09:46



  
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