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WORK OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT SUMMARIZED IN ANNUAL REPORT

Issue 9 and Volume 83.

WORK OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT SUMMARIZED IN ANNUAL REPORT Insurance Rates in Some Sections Reduced Because of Improvements Made to Fire Alarm System—Interesting Statistical Information “THE Fire Department has advanced considerably during the year and maintained its high degree of efficiency,” wrote Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman to Mayor James J. Walker, in a communication summarizing the report of the activities of the Fire Department for the year 1929 in which he quotes the following extract from the survey made by the National Board of Fire Underwriters last October:— “The New York Fire Department is powerful, well manned, well equipped, efficient in operation and well organized as a full paid department on a two platoon system under satisfactory supervision and commanded by competent officers appointed and promoted under good civil service regulations; satisfactory retirement and pension provisions with distribution of fire companies good in all important sections; with authorized purchases…

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