Issue 18 and Volume 41.

FIRE NEEDS OF SARATOGA. In order to protect the better the many visitors and the valuable business property at Saratoga Springs. N. Y., several improvements in the equioment of the fire department are suggested by Chief E. T. Shadwick. Among these are the rebuilding of the hook and ladder truck, which has been in service for nearly twenty-three years and, besides not being safe, calls for eight men to raise it, the time occupying one minute and forty-five seconds. If remodeled, it would take two men only nine seconds to do the same work. All the ladders, most of which have been in use for some forty years and are very heavy, should be replaced by the modern trussed type. A combination chemical engine is also needed, as are the Hart attachments on hose wagons or the Glazier nozzles on a specially built cart. Above all a new fire house…

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