Issue 14 and Volume 1889 6.

MISCELLANY The Fire Protection of Tacoma. Tacoma, Wash., has reorganized its fire department and contracted for more and larger water mains and 100 more hydrants and for four new steam engines, two of which have been delivered, and the remaining two are en route. As reorganized, the department will consist of four engines, with horses; four hose reels, with horses ; two hose reels, run by hand ; one hook and ladder truck, with horses ; two hook and ladder trucks, run by hand or with hired horses ; 4500 feet of good hose, and 4000 feet more is promised. The engine companies, four of the sis hose reels and one of the three hook and ladder trucks will each have three full paid men and four or six paid call men. The present volunteer force of 170 men will l>e maintained. The chief engineer gives the department his entire…

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