Issue 7 and Volume 66.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during the week ended August 9, 1919, aggregated $5,353,250, as compared with $3,407,800 for the corresponding week in 1918. Wilbraham, Mass., is to have a new fire station. The town of Weymouth, Mass., has resolved to pay a reward of $100 for the detection of any person giving a false fire alarm. The latest New England city to install the two-platoon system is Waterbury, Conn. It was necessary to add 39 permanent men to the department. The forest fires in the Northwest have reached alarming proportions and Federal aid has been asked. New fires are constantly breaking out and threatening to spread far enough to join those already burning, in some cases for several weeks. Commissioner Drennan, of New York, recently sent to the United States Bureau of Mines at Washington, D. C., a…

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