Leadership

Fire Protection in Aurora Twenty-five Years Ago

Issue 4 and Volume 54.

Fire Protection in Aurora Twenty-five Years Ago Aurora, Ill., even 25 years ago was a well-protected city. It had a very complete system of fire and police alarms, the same system as is in use to-day, only that in the residence districts the telephone has done much to supersede both. Its fire department consisted of a hook and ladder company and three hose companies, located in the same place as the first three companies of to-day. George Singer was fire marshal, and George J. Rang, the present efficient chief, was driver of one of the hose wagons, No. 2. The equipment consisted of a four-wheeled, two-horseil nose wagon, carrying 1,000 feet of hose; a twowheeled, one-horse hose wagon, with 700 feet ot hose; a two-wheeled, one-horse hose wagon also carrying 700 feet of hose; a hook and ladder truck, two-horsed, and carrying 190 feet of ladder. Practically all the firemen…

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