Leadership

The Buffalo Fire Department.

Issue 17 and Volume 45.

The Buffalo Fire Department. Although since the organisation of the fire department of Buffalo, N. Y., its equipment has never been better, still the complement of companies necessary to furnish adequate protection to all sections of the city is far from full. Hence, the three new firehouses, whose erection has been determined upon, should be at once proceeded with. Each succeeding year brings with it greater demands upon the resources of the department, as is show’11 by the increased number of alarms—1,550 in 1908, as against 1,394 in 1907. The losses, however, show a decrease—$16,4 79.99—$1,182,349.11, as against $1,198,829.10 in 1907. Two new engines were added to the equipment, and engines Xos. 11 and 26 must be rebuilt. The pipe-line system on Washington street, from. Genesee to Virginia streets, should be extended, as much valuable property lies in that direction. A double line of protection would thus be provided in…

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