Issue 15 and Volume 3.

WHAT THEY SAY [THE JOURNAL does not hold itself responsible for the ideas, opinions or prejudices expressed by its correspondents. Our policy is to give every one fair play, and our desire is to place on record the experience of practical Firemen in the management of fires, fire apparatus, and all that pertains to the Fire Service. To this end, we permit the greatest latitude of expression to correspondents, simply requiring them to avoid personalities, and expecting them to state facts.] LETTERS . TO THE EDITOR. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. SAN FRANCISCO, March 24.—The force of the San Francisco Department consists of eleven F.ngine Companies, six Hose Companies and four Truck Companies. The number of alarms average about 18 per month. The water supply for fire purposes is not good, on account of the small mains. The average pressure on hydrant will vary according to locations from 40 pounds to 92…

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