New Fire Prevention Bureau.

Issue 18 and Volume 50.

New Fire Prevention Bureau. Although he will not get the amount asked for, $774,000. Joseph Johnson, New York’s fire commissioner, will get sufficient funds to enable him to inaugurate his new lire prevention bureau, which has been made possible by the Hoey h 11. The city’s board of estimate had been charged with practically refusing to allow the commissioner enough money to carry out the preliminary arrangements for the bureau, but at a conference called by the commissioner at fire department headquarters last Wednesday. Comptroller Prcndergast and Borough President McAneny promised an appropriation ample to place the bureau on a working basis. This, however, was not gnat anteed until the members of the board of esti mate were thoroughly convinced that the com missioner’s request was a reasonable one. Commissioner Johnson called the meeting, he explained, to bring pressure from the press and the public on the board of estimate…

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