Leadership

The Lockport, N. Y., Fire Department

Issue 24 and Volume 55.

The Lockport, N. Y., Fire Department The crippled condition of the Lockport, N. Y., fire department, following the disbandment of the five volunteer companies by the commissioners because of a row between the men and Chief Radigan, has forced Mayor Brock to issue a call on the police department to assist the firemen at all alarms. At least four policemen will be subject to call from beats at ail hours to go to fires. The department has only 13 men and the volunteers were disbanded so hurriedly that the commissioners did not have time to provide for the enlargement of the paid service, it was first proposed to have 18 call men, but Assistant Chief Murphy, of Buffalo, has advised the commissioners to have an entire paid department instead. He believes the call service would be impractical. It is proposed to have 18 men receive $75 a year each who…

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