Issue 4 and Volume 60.

STEEL TOWERS FOR FIRE OBSERVATION STATIONS. As part of the forest fire fighting equipment in the Adirondack region in New York State, steel observation towers are soon to take the place of the wooden structures used by the State Conservation Commission which has purchased ten steel towers which vary in height from forty to seventy feet according to the location of the fire observation stations and these are being erected. At the top of the tower is an enclosed cabin for the use of the observer. The system of fire observation stations maintained by the conservation department in the Adirondack and Catskill regions numbers in all about fifty. During the season when forest fires arc most prevalent a man is stationed at each one, and is charged with the sole duty of detecting forest fires and reporting them to the nearest forest ranger. Every station is connected by telephone with…

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