Watertown Station Closes

Issue 8 and Volume 97.

Watertown Station Closes Fire apparatus rolled out of No. 4 fire station in Watertown, N. Y., for the last time in July as the manpower shortage forced the closing of the station, used by the city fire department for the past 36 years. No. 4 station, located on Lillian street, will not be operated for the duration and Chief Joseph T. Dibble has assigned the men and equipment to the other three city stations. The station required one officer and three men on each of the two shifts. The personnel has been assigned to other companies, giving them a full complement. Equipment of No. 4 company consisted of a 700 gallon pumper and a 300 gallon pump, held in reserve. Watertown’s fire department is now nine under its authorized strength of 47 men and officers. Lt. H. D. Drake, a veteran of 36 years service, is expected to retire in…

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