Issue 7 and Volume 38.

REPORT OF NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT. The report of the fire department of New York city deals at considerable length with its condition since January 1, 1904. It shows that, owing to the demands made upon it by the establishment, growth and development of greater New York, the department is far behind the requirements of the consolidated city, Fire Commissioner Nicholas J. Hayes, therefore, recommended certain betferments as follows: The extension of the paid svsteni to Richmond borough, and that portion of Queens now covered by volunteer companies along the lines of the largest population; (2) the reorganisation of the fireboat fleet, and the addition of new fireboats; (3) the addition of new fire houses, where most needed in the boroughs covered by the paid department; (4) the repair and rehabilitation of some of the present fire houses; (5) investigation of the entire fire alarm telegraph system throughout all the…

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