Issue 18 and Volume 49.

LATEST FIRE DEPARTMENT ITEMS The estimated losses by fire in the United States and Canada, reported for the week ending May 1, amounted to $8,772,000. S. H. Christie has been elected chief of the Pueblo, Colo., fire department. Sam Elgin has been appointed to the position of chief of the Rushville. Ill., fire department. Victor Morefield, fire chief of Denison, Tex., for eight years, has tendered his resignation to the City Council. Brookline, Mass., by a majority of three, has voted one day off in five for the firemen instead of one day in eight. The fire department of Anderson, S. C., has been changed from volunteer to paid and is now headed by W. L. Jackson as chief. The fire commission of Los Angeles. Cal., has formally invited the National Firemen’s Association to hold its convention in Los Angeles in 1915. Geo. E. Sturtevant, for many years chief of…

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