Issue 4 and Volume 49.

LATEST FIRE DEPARTMENT ITEMS The estimated losses by fire in the United States and Canada, reported for the week ending Jan. 23, amounted to $4,085,000. The firemen of Pittsburg, Pa., have petitioned the city council for a salary increase. The new auto chemical wagon, costing $3,000, for the Rome, Ga., fire department, has been put in service. A bill has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature providing for a state fire marshal at $3,000 per year and an assistant at $1,800. Benjamin Suddarth, who has been for several years captain of a company in the Knoxville, Tenn., fire department, has been promoted to assistant to Chief Boyd. The board of control of the Norfolk, Va„ fire department will sell to the highest bidder the old fire engine “James M. Steed,” which has been in use more than thirty-seven years. The report of the fire department of Norfolk. Va., for 1910…

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