Leadership

New Jersey Fire Notes.

Issue 24 and Volume 43.

New Jersey Fire Notes. The fire department of Newark, is nearly 112 years old. It was established on January 26, 1797, the equipment consisting of a small handengine served by one company. Today it is composed of 365 officers and men, forming twenty-one steam fire engine companies, two combination chemical companies, seven hook and ladder companies and one water tower company, under the command of Chief William C. Astley, with a deputy chief and four batallion chiefs. The apparatus in service and reserve consists of twentyfive steam engines, twenty-two combination chemical engines and hose wagons, six hose wagons, pine hook and ladder trucks, one water tower, two supply wagons, two chemical engines, nine chiefs’ wagons, two fire-alarm telegraph wagons, twenty-six exercise wagons and two supply wagons. The services of some 150 highly trained horses are required for active and reserve duty. The department has between 45,000 and 50,000 feet of…

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