Issue 8 and Volume 37.

AMONG THE FIRE ENGINEERS Specially reported for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. For fourteen out of the thirty-one years that the paid fire department of SACRAMENTO, CAL., has been established Chief Henry A. Guthrie has been its head, and has performed his responsible duties with efficiency and ability. He and his men have to watch over a fire area of 640 acres, and, although within these limits all the business buildings of any account are of brick and stone, yet there are many private residences of wood which in such a dry climate is always more or less likely to prove a source of danger. During the past year a second-class Metropolitan fire engine was purchased, and the water department laid larger mains throughout tlie city, and set several additional fire hydrants, all of which have added considerably to the fire protection of the city. During the year 1903-04 the total…

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