Leadership

FIRE PROTECTION AT SOUTH PORTLAND.

Issue 21 and Volume 38.

FIRE PROTECTION AT SOUTH PORTLAND. “The approaching annexation of South Portland to Portland, Me. (writes a correspondent) is causing considerable anxiety to the fire department of Portland, Me., which will thereby have to make many long runs in a sparsely populated territory. South Portland at present has no fire system worthy the name. There is no connection between the different sections of the city. When a disastrous fire occurred in Kniglitville last May, the Pleasantdale hose company knew nothing about it until they read of it in the morning papers. Neither did South Portland and Willard firemen know that property within their own city was being destroyed, and that engines ladder trucks and firemen from Portland had to be called to put it out, because there was no way to reach the firemen in South Portland. The very first move that must he made will have to be to build…

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