CITY & VICINITY
Truck No. 2 of Newark upset last Saturday while answering an alarm. No one was hurt.
Hoboken will have fourteen fire alarm stations. Work on the new electric system will shortly be commenced.
The Jersey City fire commissioners last week distressed two men from the department and fined three others, all for neglect of duty.
The New York fire commissioners at their last meeting found seven men guilty of neglect of duty. The heaviest punishment inflicted was a fine of twenty-five days’ pay.
The Firemen’s Monument Association of Newark, N. J., was reorganized last week. Theodore Macknet was elected president; F. J. Meeker, secretary, and J. F. Hewson, treasurer. It was decided to raise a monument to cost $5000, and to ask each member of the fire department to contribute. One gentleman has offered to give an amount equal to the whole sum wh’ich the active and ex-members of the department may contribute.
At the meeting of the Newark fire commissioners last week, it was ordered that a gong be placed at the Market street railroad crossing to warn the flagman of the coming of the apparatus.
The old fire headquarters building in New York will be utilized for headquarters of a battalion chief, night quarters of the chief of the department and his first assistant, and quarters for a truck company.