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

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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

Thrilling Methods of Fighting Big Fires – Modern Mechanix, Mar. 1931)

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/thrilling-methods-of-fighting-big-fires/ |<< << Previous >>| Next >> 1 of 8 Thrilling Methods of Fighting Big Fires To many people, the fireman is a fellow who sits around the engine house playing checkers until the gong calls him to a thrilling dash through the streets. But in reality, the modern fireman must be a skilled technician … Continue reading Thrilling Methods of Fighting Big Fires – Modern Mechanix, Mar. 1931)

Child’s (home made (operating), Play Fire Engine – Modern Mechanix, 1932

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/compressed-air-fire-engine-shoots-real-stream-of-water/ |<< << Previous >>| Next >> 1 of 2 Compressed Air Fire Engine Shoots Real Stream of Water WITH a set of coaster wagon wheels and axles, an old auto gas tank and steering wheel, two tire pumps and odds and ends of lumber, you can build this novel little fire engine which will … Continue reading Child’s (home made (operating), Play Fire Engine – Modern Mechanix, 1932

Filming Fire Scenes – Modern Mechanix 19

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/movies-aid-firemens-efficiency/ Movies Aid Firemen’s Efficiency FIREMEN of Paris, France, have devised a novel method of improving their fire fighting efficiency. They take movies of the various stages of the battle with the flames, and later study the films to see where they could have done better. The movies of the fire are made from a … Continue reading Filming Fire Scenes – Modern Mechanix 19

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.