Issue 17 and Volume 3.

THE PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT. At the meeting of the Philadelphia Commissioners this week, Chief Cantlin submitted a report relative to the late fire. After detailing the progress of the flames, the efforts made to combat them by the firemen, and the manner in which the hose was destroyed, either by bursting, by fire, or by the falling walls, the report stated: From the returns made by the foremen of the various companies, there were forty-eight sections burnt up or totally destroyed, twenty-eight sections damaged and requiring repairs, and twenty-five sections burst from actual pressure. Of the hose destroyed, there were forty sections of the carbolized hose recently furnished the Department. The Department is sadly in need of more hose, requiring as it does 45,000 feet to equip it properly, while we have less than 20.000 feet that can be rolled on in the event of a large fire or where hose…

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