Issue 8 and Volume 44.

BROCKTON, MASS., FIRE DEPARTMENT The fire protection committee of the Board of Fire Underwriters has made its report on the fire protection, of which the following is a summary : Fire record, fair, Fire department part full paid and part call; under the management of a very competent chief. Financial support fair. Methods of appointment and promotion satisfactory except in the case of chief officers. Supervision is efficient, but liable to political influences. Too few permanent men. Engines in poor condition and of too small capacity. Ladder service adequate, except hose wagons lack short ladders. Hose wagons carry an ample supply of hose, but none are of the combination type. Chemical apparatus much used, but more is needed in some residential districts. Hose good and a fair supply. Discipline well enforced. Drills meagre. Response to alarms satisfactory for first alarms. F’ire methods excellent. Building inspections fair.I roper records are kept.…

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