Issue 8 and Volume 65.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during the week ended February 15, 1919, aggregated $2,554,150, as compared with $2,310,000 for the corresponding week in 1918. Two pieces of the new apparatus ordered for Mansfield, Ohio, some time ago, have been delivered and the third is expected soon. The fire commissioners of Lockport, N. Y., are considering the establishment of a two-platoon system and the erection of a new fire headquarters. That the Watervliet, N. Y., department believes in combining business and pleasure, is proved by its use of the fire apparatus to flood the athletics’ field for a public skating rink. The fire department of Leetonia, Ohio, will be reorganized now that the new fire truck has been delivered. One company will take the place of the old companies, which, however, will not be disbanded until the new company has…

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