Report on Superior Fire Department.

Issue 24 and Volume 43.

Report on Superior Fire Department. The fire department of Superior, Wis., whose chief is Olaf Johnson, has been duly investigated by the National Board of Underwriters and is given great credit, so far as it goes. The report, however, considers it deficient in the number of men as well as in equipment. It says that the department is under a capable and experienced chief appointed for an indefinite term, and adds that in George Colon he has an able assistant. The financial support is inadequate, and, although the methods of appointment and promotion are good, yet no age limit is set for retirement. The number of land companies is sufficient, but there are too few men for proper maintenance. The distribution is good. Two of the engines are in excellent condition. The La France engine is in need of overhauling and is eqttiped with a poor type of boiler. The…

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