Firemen Never Fiddle – Mechanix Illustrated, Sep. 1938

Firemen Never Fiddle By Stanley Gerstin Our modern fire-fighter is a young husky about whose exploits under fire little has been written. This story tells how he is trained; what he does. IN 1871 a cow kicked over a lamp and started a fire that reduced Chicago to ashes, and a bucket of water started … Continue reading Firemen Never Fiddle – Mechanix Illustrated, Sep. 1938

Heroes of the Fire Lines – Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1938

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/heroes-of-the-fire-lines/ HEROES of the Fire Lines PUTTING out fires is only a secondary job of the fire department. Saving lives comes first. Men in every engine company are detailed to search the rooms of a burning building as soon as they respond to the alarm. A forgotten invalid in a bedroom or people trapped on … Continue reading Heroes of the Fire Lines – Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1938

Bungalow Fire Station – Modern Mechanix, 1931

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/novel-portland-ore-fire-station-looks-like-a-residence/ Novel Portland, Ore., Fire Station Looks Like a Residence ONE of the most attractive fire stations in the country —so attractive, in fact, that it is indistinguishable from the beautiful homes of the neighborhood —is located in an exclusive residential district in Portland, Oregon. The residents of the neighborhood, threatened with increased insurance rates, … Continue reading Bungalow Fire Station – Modern Mechanix, 1931

Visiting Firemen

THE RIGHT TO MEET SOCIALLY AND VISIT OTHER LOCALITIES. In quite a number of cities in the United States the firemen are denied the right to visit their brother firemen in other localities. This is wrong, we think. They follow their various avocations, liable to be called away at any time, when there is an alarm of fire, for the discharge of their duty as firemen, and they are only subject to the control of the city government when in the actual discharge of their duty.