Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...must set an example to the firemen at the station of constant attention, implicit obedience and activity, and in so far as he exhibits these and similar qualifications he expects to rise in the service. DUTIES OF THE FIREMAN. Every fireman in the establishment may expect to rise to the superior stations, by activity, intelligence, sobriety, and general good conduct. He must make it his study to recommend himself to notice by a diligent discharge of his duties, and strict obedience to the commands of his superiors, recollecting that he who has been accustomed to obey will be considered best qualified to command. He resides near the engine-house to which he is attached, in a situation to be approved of, and devotes the whole of his time and abilities to the service. On the alarm of fire, he proceeds with all possible speed to the engine-house to which he is attached. He must at all times appear neat in his person, and correctly dressed in the establishment uniform, and be respectful in his demeanour towards his superiors. He must readily and punctually obey the orders of the engineers, foremen, and superintendent. He must not quit his engine-house while on duty, except to go to a fire, unless by special order from a superior. He is subject to fines for neglect of duty or misbehaviour, according to the regulations. BOOKS KEPT AT THE STATIONS. There is a book kept in each engine-house, in which are entered all fires or alarms of fires; the time the men come on duty; the visits made by the foremen, superintendent, or any of the Committee, and all complaints against the men. This book is in charge of the superior on duty at the time; and the foreman and engineers are answerable for its being correctly kept. Every entry made in this book is signed by...
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