New York Wants More Firemen

Issue 18 and Volume 83.

New York Wants More Firemen Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman, of New York City, has requested an increase of 181 men in his uniformed force, as part of his plans for the coming year. It will be necessary to appoint ten lieutenants and 103 firemen to replace existing vacancies. Because of the expansion of the Fire Department in outlying sections of the city, he asked for two captains, six lieutenants and fifty-eight new firemen to man two companies in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn and in Woodside, Queens. Forty-four new inspectors and sixteen additional clerical employees are required by the Bureau of Fire Prevention. Thomas F. Brophy, Chief Fire Marshal, has requested two more assistant Fire Marshals and a clerk. The Fire Department’s budget this year is $21,553,796. Next year the department requests $25,002,148, or an increase of $3,448,406. Hartford, Mich., Buys Fire Apparatus—Hartford, Mich., has purchased a chemical car…

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