Leadership

Fire Protection at Saginaw.

Issue 11 and Volume 50.

Fire Protection at Saginaw. The Saginaw, Mich., Daily News, of a recent date, said: “The board of water commissioners puts the responsibility where it belongs for a considerable measure of Saginaw’s fire menace when it criticises the hoard of estimates for disallowing the request for two fire engines last spring. Every effort was made to impress upon the hoard of estimate at that time the urgent necessity for these engines. The fire chief presented conclusive reasons why they should be purchased immediately in order to strengthen the city’s notoriously meagre protection against fire. But extravagant administration of the city, which compelled a high tax levy to meet ordinary municipal expenses, caused the estimators to shut their ears to a loud sounding peril. The high tax rate for which politicians were to blame had to be lopped off at the peak somehow, and a fire engine of which the city was…

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