Issue 17 and Volume 63.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during the week ended April 22nd, 1918, aggregated $2,840,000, as compared with $3,496,000 for the corresponding week in 1917. Lowell, Mass., fire department has opened a drill school. Springfield, O., firemen have been given wage increases and one day off in four. Salary increases for firemen are reported in Flint, Mich., Marion, O, Springfield, Ill., and Mishawaka, Ind. Boston, Mass., fire losses for the month of March were $20,213,960, as compared with $17,523,000 in March, 1917. The annual meeting of the Massachusetts Fire Chief’s club will be held in New Bedford, Mass., April 7. An invitation has been extended to the City Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas, to hold its 1918 convention in Dallas. Of 53 calls answered by the Altoona, Pa., firemen last month, 25 were due to flue fires, Chief Theodore Alleman…

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