Issue 20 and Volume 41.

FIRE DEPARTMENT AT ROCHESTER IMPROVED. The engineers of the National Board of Fire Kngineers, report that since they inspected the fire department of Rochester, N. Y., it has been improved as follows: The force has been increased by twenty-five men. The new headquarters building is a much needed improvement, and the repair shop enables the city to make all minor repairs, as well as to build new wagons, etc. In the near future all aerial trucks will be equiped with quick-raising devices. Hose wagons are being replaced by larger wagons—some of the combination type. The supply of hose is now large enough to provide an extra shift for each company; and it is stated to be of the best quality. A portable blacksmith’s shop has been provided. I he additional minor equipment enables the men to do more efficient work at large fires.

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