Issue 10 and Volume 29.

SUMMARIZED FIRE REPORTS FOR 1901. IN addition to a fire department of ninety-seven officers and men, Middleboro, Mass., has also a fire police force of fifteen men, making a total of 112 men under Chief Kingman, who had not much to do in the way of fire-extinguishment last year, since they had only nine fires in all, with several still alarms. But what was done was done well, as is shown by the fact that the total loss was within $8,200. At the annual meeting it was voted to purchase 500 feet of hose. The apparatus consists of hook and ladder truck, fully equipped; one No. 4 Babcock double-tank chemical engine; one hose wagon and four hose reels, with about 6,000 feet of hose. There are 119 hydrants set in the city. Middleboro is a good centre from which to dispatch apparatus and crews to fight woods fires. For this…

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