Leadership

Fire Report of New Haven.

Issue 1 and Volume 45.

Fire Report of New Haven. Chief Rufus R. Fancher, in his report of the fire department of New Haven, suggests the placing of the fire-alarm wires underground, the purchase of at least one new engine every year to replace the old and unserviceable engines in use, the yearly purchase of a water tower and of one combination chemical and hose wagon till the old hose wagons are put out of service, and the strengthening of the personnel of the department and an increase in the number of hydrants. The permanent force consists of 158 men, with 34 substitutes available on second and third alarms. In service as the following: Steamers, 12 (lst-size, 4, 2d-size, 7, 3d-size, 1): chemical engine; combination chemical and hose wagons, 6: hose wagons, 6: 75-ft. American-La France aerial truck; city hook and ladder trucks, 2: combination hook and ladder truck: hose, 25.650 ft. of 2(4-in. and…

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