Issue 20 and Volume 59.

LOWELL FIRE DEPARTMENT During the year 1915 a special appropriation of $12,500 was made for the purchase of new apparatus for the Lowell, Mass., fire department and in the department’s annual report for the year ending December 31, last, Fire Commissioner James H. Carmichael says in regard to this, that $3,500 was transferred to this appropriation from the regular appropriation, making a total of $16,000 for new apparatus and that in the latter part of November a contract was made with the Robinson Fire Apparatus Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Mo., for a pumping engine and two combination hose wagons and chemical engines. Three thousand feet of new hose were purchased during the year. The expenditures of the department were $193,654.87; balance on hand, $2,419.49; receipts, $196,074.36. Details of the general work of the department are given in the report of Chief Edward F. Saunders, who states the permanent force…

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