Leadership

Report of Fire Underwriters on Conditions in Burlington

Issue 12 and Volume 64.

Report of Fire Underwriters on Conditions in Burlington An investigation of conditions in Burlington, Vt., was made July 8, 1918, by Engineer Chas. R. Baker, of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, to ascertain what improvements had been made in the fire-fighting facilities since the 1907 National Board report. The following are excerpts from Mr. Barker’s report. Fire Department. This department now consists of 28 permanent and 11 call men, an increase of 9 men in the permanent force and a decrese in the call force of 11. A station has been built on South Union street near Howard, as recommended in 1907, and a hose company established with a combination hose wagon. There are now two hose companies, with a total of o paid men, at Headquarters, on Church street, near Main street; one is provided with an American-LaFrance motor combination hose and chemical and the other with a…

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