Issue 18 and Volume 41.

THE PITTSBURG FIRE APPARATUS. According to a local paper of Pittsburg, the repair of engines and other fire apparatus at the city repair shop is sufficient to keep the force of men employed there busy about all the time. After the winter season there is usually a lull in the work; but at present there are four steam engines, one chemical emrine, one hose reel and one truck laid off for repairs. It may be that conditions are really not any worse now than they have been for some time past; but the repairs necessary now compared with those that had to be made only a few years ago show a noticeable increase. Whether this is due to the fact that the apparatus is in the natural course of events fast wearing out and is not being replaced with all that is required and necessary to keep Pittsburg’s fire department…

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