Leadership

New York Fire Service

Issue 9 and Volume 56.

New York Fire Service The European war has caused a delay to important department improvements, and to the purchase of additional motor apparatus. The Board of Estimate and the Board of Aldermen appropriated $200,000 for this work. The money was to purchase thirty tractors and twenty hose wagons. Mayor Mitchell, on account of financial conditions, has requested a postponement of the expenditure of this money until further notice. It is probable that to organize the three engine and two truck companies, which are to supercede the eleven volunteer companies in the Woodhaven section, that it will be necessary to discontinue a number of the second sections of down town double companies. Each of these sections have two engines and one driver, which would practically supply crews for the Woodhaven companies. The only member of the department marooned abroad by the war is John Cook, of Engine 47, who is in…

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