Issue 1 and Volume 36.

AMONG THE FIRE ENGINEERS NEWS OF THE DEPARTMENTS, SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. VINCENNES, IND. For the thirty-third time George Fendrich has been re-elected chief of the fire department of Vincennes, Ind., proving that his fellow citizens not only appreciate his worth, but, also, know a good thing when they have it. Vincennes is a go-ahead Hoosier city of some 10,500 inhabitants, engaged in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits. Its fire department consists of the following members: Chief; electrician; drivers, four; pipemen, three; callmen, seven—sixteen in all, of whom eight are full paid. The apparatus is as follows: Combination chemical and hose wagon; hose wagons, two; hose reel; hook and ladder; hose, 1,500 feet cotton, rubber-lined, good, 1,900 feet, fair, 400 feet, in reserve, 200 feet, inferior, all kinds, 2,500 feet; Gamewell fire alarm, with thirty-four boxes; hydrants, 233, of which twelve are private; fire pressure, 150 pounds; horses,…

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