Suggested Plans to Improve Fire Conditions in Johnstown

Issue 17 and Volume 63.

Suggested Plans to Improve Fire Conditions in Johnstown Fire and water officials at Johnstown, Pa., have worked out a plan for improved fire conditions. As a result, Chief Logan M. Keller has made a report suggesting the location of 115 new fire hydrants, changing the present hydrant locations, water main location and other items, 149 in all, wdiich would make for improved protection service. With the 115 additional hydrants suggested, Johnstown will have a total of 311, each one strategically located—an equipment insuring abundant flow of water and ample pressure. Chief Keller recommended that 10 additional firemen be placed in service. He shows that in 1907 the department had 67 men; that today it has only 56 and that recently the number was as low as 50. He submitted a table showing that Johnstown has fewer firemen for the size of the town than any city in this section of…

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