They all want to be captain, and they don't get on somehow as well as the fire companies.
After that, with two or three fire companies and engines and better houses, people no longer dreaded the fire-bell.
The steamers of the fire companies could not be taken close enough to pump water from the swollen Shenango.
Portfolio and contents were as well soaked as if the fire companies had been at them—all from a leak in the roof.
Scores of fire companies and hundreds of firemen from all parts of the city had been called upon in this extreme emergency.
The fire companies at the first alarm, in scarlet shirts, turned out on shortest notice, at a dead run on "shanks' mare."
The first mention by the Sun of other fire companies in Alexandria is in the minutes of February 28, 1791.
These were recruited from neighborhoods, from among artisans, and from fire companies.
The Public Library has also sent out 36 travelling libraries to the 36 fire companies of the city.
The fuse department was a roaring furnace, and repeated calls had brought in most of the fire companies of the city.