History of the St. Louis fire department, with a review of great fires, and sidelights upon the methods of fire-fighting from ancient to modern times, from the lesson of the vast importance of having efficient firemen may by drawn

Title

History of the St. Louis fire department, with a review of great fires, and sidelights upon the methods of fire-fighting from ancient to modern times, from the lesson of the vast importance of having efficient firemen may by drawn

Subject

Fire department history
St. Louis, MO
Missouri

Description

THE Board of Directors of the St. Louis Firemen's Fund, in putting forth this volume, had in mind not only the desire to preserve in durable form the annals of the Department, the record of heroism and hardships, sacrifices and brilliant achievements, but also to present to the layman as well as to fellow firemen the history of fire fighting and the development of fire prevention and fire control, which is becoming an exact science.
This old earth took its place in the solar system as a ball of fire, and scientists tell us that some day it will be consumed by the same element—an element which throughout the ages has been man's friend and most baffling foe. When you stop to think of the loss of life, and that the fire losses in the United States alone total $250,000,000 annually, you must realize the vital importance of efficient firemen in the scheme of modern existence. You must know that insurance rates are based on fire losses, and no matter how great may be the care and skill exercised in the construction of buildings to prevent fires, no matter what precautions may be taken, the need of efficient firemen is ever present for the saving of life and property. Certainly it is poor economy to give a fire department inadequate or halfhearted support.

Creator

St. Louis Firemen's Fund.

Source

HathiTrust - http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008560188

Publisher

Central Publishing Co.

Date

1914

Rights

Public domain

Format

application/html
application/pdf

Type

text

Coverage

1887 - 1914; St. Louis, MO

Local URL

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.31951002134470f?urlappend=%3Bseq=1

Files

Citation

St. Louis Firemen's Fund., “History of the St. Louis fire department, with a review of great fires, and sidelights upon the methods of fire-fighting from ancient to modern times, from the lesson of the vast importance of having efficient firemen may by drawn,” Fire Files Digital Library, accessed September 22, 2017, http://fire.omeka.net/items/show/597.