Chicago Seeks Improvements

Issue 4 and Volume 101.

Chicago Seeks Improvements The Chicago Fire Department in February completed specifications for two new fire boats and 53 pieces of apparatus and took steps to speed the improvements with a 1 1/2-million-dollar bond issue approved last September. Fire Commissioner Michael J. Corrigan and Chief Fire Marshal, Anthony J. Mullaney, have requested that bids be advertised for at once, stressing the shortages in reserve fire department apparatus, which are at a lower point than at any time in the past 25 years. Most of the city’s reserve fire equipment, it is reported, is nearly 30 years old. The city has only one fire boat, the Fred A. Busse. One of the new boats will be located in the Calumet River at 92nd street and the other in the south branch of the Chicago River at Throop street. The new boats will embody recommendations submitted by crew-members of the Busse and will…

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