Issue 24 and Volume 48.

FIRE DEPARTMENT ITEMS The estimated losses by fire in the United States and Canada, reported for the week ending Dec. 12, amounted to $3,865,000. Fresno, Cal., has established the office of second assistant chief in the fire department. Mayor W. H. Clifford, of Brockton, Mass., has appointed five additional permanent firemen. O. A. Mitchell has tendered his resignation as chief of the Nowata, Okla., fire department. The fire department of Valley Falls, R. I., has received a new automobile fire truck of the Seagrave make. Twelve Brooklyn firemen have been advanced from second to first grade, their salaries increasing $200 per year. Jack Bolega, first fire chief of Tucson, Ariz., died November 18 as the result of injuries suffered at a fire when a roof collapsed. Chief Rozetta. of Nashville, Tenn., has purchased a large Marathon car from the Marathon Automobile Company of that city. The Louisville, Ky., board of…

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