Beloit Firemen Organize Relief Association
The firemen of Beloit, Wis., have organized a relief association for the protection of the members during sickness, disability or death. The association treasurer has $1,600 which has been collected by dues, donations and benefit dances. The state compels a pension fund, which is collected from 1 per cent of the wages of the firemen and 2 per cent of the insurance sold in the city of Beloit. Between $8,000 and $10,000 is in the treasury of this organization. After twenty-two years’ service, the fireman is given fifty per cent of his wage and retired. The organization provides that the wife of the man who has ten years’ services behind him, shall receive 33 1-3 per cent, of his wages in the event of his death.
A newspaper report of a recent fire in an eastern town that shall be nameless, states that “the firemen of the Henry Crippen hose company came to the scene in automobiles, but forgot to bring the hose wagon, and after staying around about 30 minutes, went home.”