Issue 1 and Volume 45.

THE LATEST FIRE DEPARTMENT ITEMS W. D. Parker is now chief of the Biggs, Cal., fire department. William H. Sigmond is now chief of the Colwyn, Pa., fire department. Wharton, Tex., has appointed G. A. Sexton chief of the fire department. The Lake City, Ia., fire department has appointed Elmer Campbell chief. W. H. Leffler has been appointed chief of the Vigilant life company at East McKeesport, Pa. Springfield, Ohio, has dedicated a new $3,000 enginehouse, which accommodates two pieces of apparatus. An overheated chimney in the basement of the First Baptist church at Kingston, Mass., damaged the building to the amount of $25,000. Fireman Henry Hansen, of truck No. 62, Brooklyn division of the New York city fire department, was killed by falling from a fireescape during a trifling fire. The loss on Curtis hall, West Roxbury, occupied by Boston as a branch public library and hall, recently amounted…

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