Issue 6 and Volume 1881 7.

WHAT THEY SAY. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. [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 o_____ 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.] WORCESTER, MASS. WORCESTER, February 3.—From the annual report of Chief Engineer Combs, I learn that the total number of men in the Department is 128, of which 42 are members of Steamer Companies ; 30 of Truck Companies ; 32 of Hose Companies, and 4 members of the Extinguisher Company. The apparatus consists of 3 steamers, 12 four-wheel Hose Carriages with 8coo feet of hose,…

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