Fire Protection of Pacific Coast Cities.

Issue 4 and Volume 8.

Fire Protection of Pacific Coast Cities. Under date of May 28, 1890, the Committee on Fire Department, Fire Ordinances and Water Supply, of the Pacific Insurance Union, reports the following improvements effected in the various cities and towns on the Coast, during the fiscal year just closed: Alameda.—Extensive improvements in fire department in contemplation and promised. Bakersfield.—System of cisterns established; apparatus and hose purchased. Butte City.—Fire department reorganized; stove-pipe ordinance passed; additional water mains laid and electric fire alarm system adopted. Dixon.—New system of water-works in course of construction. Ellensburg, Wash.—Building law passed; water system improved. Hanford.—Cisterns built; hand engine, apparatus and hose bought. Los Angeles.—Building ordinance adopted. Modesto.—Additional hydrants set and water mains laid. Oakdale.—New cisterns sunk and 500 feet of hose purchased. Oakland.—Chemical engine and steamer purchased. San Jose.—Building ordinance adopted;steamer purchased and in commission. San Bernardina.—New system of water-works being constructed; one steamer, one hook and ladder…

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