Leadership

NEWFOUNDLAND FIRE BRIGADE.

Issue 26 and Volume 21.

NEWFOUNDLAND FIRE BRIGADE. The fire brigade of Newfoundland is part of the police force of the island, and is under the superintendence of J, R. McCowen, inspector general of constabulary. Their new stations are fitted with all modern improvements, and the usefulness of the mounted constabulary force has been “considerably enhanced” by its having been “incorporated as part of the fire brigade.” In the fire brigade which is divided into four districts, there are cne chief officer, three district chiefs, nineteen firemen, and 102 reserve men, with thirteen horses; forty-five Gamewell alarm boxes; one Central office,machinery; three steam fire engines; one extension ladder; three hand extension ladders; five large gongs and indicators; eight tappers in turncocks’ houses; fifteen and one-hflf miles of covered wire; 113 poles, and a battery of ninety cells. In the fire stations everything is automatic that can possibly be so, and the firemen sleep in dormitories…

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