Issue 26 and Volume 57.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during the week ending June 20, 1915, aggregated $1,525,000 as compared with $12,500,000 for the corresponding week in 1914. Firemen of Rochester, N. Y., arc now working for the two-platoon system. James Quinn has succeeded Calvin E. Perry as chief of the Leicester, Mass., department. The south side of Cedar Rapids, Ia., is to have a new fire house soon, as a site has been obtained. It is reported that Chief Peter F. Graham, of Methuen, Mass., will retire when his present term expires next January. Charles Higham has been re-elected chief of the Middletown, N. Y., department for the nineteenth consecutive time. An effort will be made by Chief W. W. Armstrong of El Paso, Tex., to land the 1916 Fire Engineers’ convention for this city. The City Hall at Cando, N1 D.,…

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