Leadership

Fire Loss at Bloomfield.

Issue 6 and Volume 45.

Fire Loss at Bloomfield. During the past year the loss by fire at Bloomfield, N. J., amounted to $92,500, with insurance paid of $35,175. The department answered forty-one alarms and was on duty thirty-five hours and fifty minutes. The force consists of the following: Chief (Bernard F. Higgins) ; assistant chiefs, 3 ;firemen, 5; assistant foremen. 5. These are distributed among five companies. As to the water supply, the report says: “The supply on two occasions was unsatisfactory, owing to the small mains in the streets; otherwise it has been fair. I would recommend that larger mains be laid in streets where factories are located. There was one loss of life.” The chief recommends the purchase of a combination chemical and hose wagon and 1,000 ft. of hose. There are 240 hydrants set in the town. A $125,000 fire destroyed the business section of Sullivan, Ind., where there is no…

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