Leadership

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Issue 16 and Volume 48.

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS The estimated losses by fire in the United States and Canada, reported for the week ending Oct. 17, amounted to $3,229,369. Twenty-eight new firemen were appointed by the Los Angeles, Cal., fire commission October 1. James Spellisy, of the Williamsport, Pa., department, was thrown from a hose wagon which he was driving and instantly killed. There were 55 fires in Toledo, O., and 52 in Washington, D. C., during August. The corresponding losses were $9,800 and $13,667. George H. Byers, chief of the Westfield, Mass., department, has resigned and will give up his work for the city as soon as a successor has been selected. The fire headquarters at Alpena. Mich., were recently destroyed by fire. A week earlier the water tanks of the Kimball, S. D., waterworks system were burned. The city council of Minneapolis, Minn., will meet October 21 for the purpose of electing a…

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