Racine Improves Its Fire Protection.

Issue 10 and Volume 45.

Racine Improves Its Fire Protection. During 1908 the efficiency of the fire department of Racine, Wis., under Chief James Cape, jr., was improved, as follows: A double enginehouse was opened, affording, accommodation for a hose company and hook and ladder company. The cost was $15,000; the lot was the gift of the J. I. Case Threshing Machine company. A new enginehouse was built, at a cost of $10,300. It accommodates four paid men and a combination wagon, with all new equipment. A new Seagrave combination chemical and hose wagon, equiped with a 35-gal. chemical tank of the latest design, was purchased, together with 2,000 ft. of new 2 1/2-in. cotton rubber-lined hose. Two full paid men replace four call men. Chief Capes makes the following recommendations: The rebuilding of one of the city’s with new boiler, etc.; placing the overhead wires underground; the purchase of 2,000 ft. of 2 1/2-in.…

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