33-Man Department Cut to 4 Men

33-Man Department Cut to 4 Men

Zanesville, Ohio, a municipality having a population of 45,000, made a sharp reduction in the personnel of the Fire Department. The force of thirty-three men was cut to four men due to the defeat of a four-mill tax which would have raised $109,000. It is said that the city treasury faces a deficit of $129,000 for 1935.

Stanley Flood, of Columbia Hook and Ladder Company, has been elected Chief of the Croton, N. Y., Fire Department, succeeding Douglas Grant.

Five-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Brooklyn Residential Area Fire of questionable origin, started in a row of nearly completed apartment houses in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City, and developed into a five-alarm fire. All available apparatus in the borough responded. Due to the rapidity with which the fire spread, it is believed that there may have been some labor trouble. The apartments were to have been ready for occupancy in June.
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