Issue 24 and Volume 1889 6.

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS W. C. Kendall of Palestine, Tex., writes to FIRE AND WATER : “We are to have the annual convention of the Texas State Firemen’s Association here during the month of May next and I desire to have you give me a list of firms that make ribbon badges.” —Cleveland, O., has received two new Ahrens steam fire engines, and the fire board is considering the advisability of ordering six more of these machines. —K. F. Hale, a fire commissioner of Troy, N. Y., writes to 1 he Troy 1 imes urging the need of improving the fire protection by the addition of apparatus and hose to the department equipment, and other precautions. In regard to this matter of fire escapes, etc., Chief Stetson of the Minneapolis Fire Department recently said to a Pioneer Press reporter: ” I can drive you around town and point out a couple…

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