A Complete History of the Boston Fire Department: Including the Fire-alarm Service and the Protective Department, from 1630 to 1888, Volume 1

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J. P. Dale, 1889 - Boston (Mass.) - 729 pages
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Page 318 - Said corporation shall have all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force relating to similar corporations.
Page 292 - Board, consisting of three able and discreet persons to be appointed by the mayor, with the advice and consent of the city council, and to receive such compensation as the city council may from time to time determine.
Page 171 - Under the influence of such opinions, they demanded of the city a specified annual sum for each company. It was refused. And in one day all the engines in the city were surrendered by their respective companies ; and on the same day every engine was supplied with a new company by the voluntary association of public-spirited individuals. From that time, a regular, systematic organization of the Fire Department was begun and gradually effected. The best models of engines were sought. The best experience...
Page 282 - An act in addition to an act to provide for the regulation and inspection of buildings, the more effectual prevention of fire, and the better preservation of life and property in Boston.
Page 317 - ... member who has performed faithful service in the department for a period of not less than fifteen consecutive years, and place the member so retired upon a pension roll. No such member shall be...
Page 318 - ... two hundred thousand dollars, which may be given, granted, bequeathed, or devised to it for the benefit of members of the Boston Fire Department, or their families, requiring assistance, or for the benefit of any persons, or the families of any persons, who have been such members, requiring assistance.
Page 318 - ... service in the force, and shall leave a widow, and if no widow, any child or children under the age of sixteen years, a...
Page 137 - ... to report a system for the government of the town, with such powers, privileges, and immunities as are contemplated by the amendment of the constitution of the commonwealth, authorizing the General Court to constitute a city government.
Page 155 - ... population, a different state of feeling and of modes of protection have grown up. Formerly, one could not open the front door of the highest or the richest citizen, without having his eye greeted with at least two buckets, containing fire bags and a bed key, all duly labelled, indicating to what fire society he belonged. The same was true in relation' to the house of almost every citizen, except those of the poorest class.
Page 293 - The Metropolis Management Amendment Act, 1862." Establishment and Duties of Fire Brigade. 4. On and after the first day of Jamtary one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six the duty of extinguishing fires and protecting life and property in case of fire shall within the metropolis be deemed...

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