Boston Fire Notes

Boston Fire Notes

A contract for 3,000 feet of 21/2-inch double jacketed fire hose has been awarded to the Hamilton Rubber Company by the city of Boston. The city has also awarded to the Bertelesen & Peterson Engineering Company a contract for making repairs and renewals to the hull, equipment and machinery of Engine 44 (Boston fire boat).

Mayor Andrew J. Peters has approved two promotions in the Boston Fire Department. Lieut. John F. Murphy of Tower 3 has been made captain to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Capt. G. H. Nichols of Engine 41, Brighton. Hoseman Hugh J. Goodfellow, of Engine 50, Charlestown, has been promoted to the ranking of lieutenant.

The annual convention of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association is to be held at Boston this year, the date being September 28 to 30. The secretary of the association is Daniel J. Looney, Engine Company No. 7, East Street, Boston, Mass., and the treasurer of the entertainment committee is James P. Gallagher, Room 626, Old South Building, Boston.

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Boston Fire Notes

The spring session of the Boston fire department drill school ended recently. Fire Commissioner John R. Murphy and Chief Peter E. Walsh addressed the graduates briefly.

A letter of appreciation has been sent to Fire Commissioner Murphy from the Boston Clean-Up Committee thanking the Boston fire department for aid rendered in the recent campaign to eliminate rubbish and dirt.

The department of public safety in Wilmington, Del., has asked permission for Capt. Charles Donohoe, of the officers’ school, Boston Fire Department, to go to Wilmington to assist in the organization of a paid fire force in that city. Captain Donohoe was recommended for the task by the National Board of Fire Underwriters.

City Messenger Edward Leary has reported to the executive committee of the city council that the placing of large numbers of old documents and reports in the basement has made the city hall a veritable fire trap. He says that there are about 75 tons of paper altogether. It is expected that steel filing cases will be ordered and the records kept in a room on the 4th floor of the building hereafter.

Fire Commissioner John R. Murphy recently had a special exhibition drill at headquarters on Bristol Street for the benefit of the students attending the class in civil government in Harvard College. At the close of the hose and ladder drill and rescue work in the yard an alarm was turned in from Box 1634, corner of Dover and Albany Streets The companies responding for this exhibition connected lines to wagon guns and Engine 44, a fireboat, played three streams of water from the Fort Point channel.