Leadership

FIRE PROTECTION AT LOUISVILLE.

Issue 5 and Volume 24.

FIRE PROTECTION AT LOUISVILLE. The board of underwriters of Louisville, Ky., insists, that, while the fire department of the city is most efficient as regards its personnel, and that all it has in the way of apparatus is first-class, yet the town is not sufficiently protected against fire. The board has, therefore, addressed a letter to Mayor We ver, setting forth the needs of the city as regards fire protection. The letter states that on January 11, 1897, a communication was addressed to Mayor Todd, containing a request for additional hydrants. The request availed nothing at the time, because the city had not the authority to install hydrants; but since then this authority has been conferred by an amendment to the charter. There are needed (it is claimed) a large number of double hydrants to be set in various parts of the city, besides additional hose reel-, with 750 feet…

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