Issue 16 and Volume 41.

THE PRETORIA FIRE BRIGADE. Pretoria, South Africa, having quite recovered from the evils that war brought with it in its train, and settled down quietly under British rule, is doing its best to improve its fire protection. The Gamewell fire-alarm telegraph company’s street boxes have been increased by one—making twenty-five in all—with further additions to be made in the future.Besides that system, in the fire brigade watchroom, five government buildings and the new Lunatic asylum another automatic system has been installed, so that Pretoria is, in that way, the possessor of the most up-to-date fire-alarm system on the “Dark Continent.” The staff of the brigade is as follows: Chief officer; second officer; foreman; six first-class firemen, three second-class, three third-class; turncock. The following is the equipment: Steamers, two; chemical engine; horsed fire-escape; hose tender; chief’s buggy; telephones, six; canvas hose, 11,000 ft.; scaling ladders, six; chief’s buggy; horses, seven. Besides,…

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