Issue 20 and Volume 26.

AN EFFICIENT NEW ENGLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT. Brockton, Mass., has a permanent fire fighting force of thirty-six men—four of whom were added during the past year The efficient head of the department is Harry Marston, whose reputation in that line extends beyond the limits of New England. During the past year there were 237 alarms of fire, including two second alarms. The estimated value of property where fires have occurred, including buildings and contents, was $2,310,347; insurance on the same. $1,723,367; loss on the same, $34,66547. The appropriation for the year (including balance from preceding year) was $46,504.93; the expenditure. $47,544 88(the excess met from other sources). Chief Marston recommends the building of an additional fire station, to be equipped with a light ladder truck and a chemical engine, the rebuilding of the house at Montello. the placing of the city fire alarm wire underground, the purchase of proper instruments for…

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