Compiling Fire Department Data
The International Association of Fire Fighters, the association which has been doing much to improve the condition of firemen in departments throughout the country, is now compiling data on fire department salaries, requirements for appointment, pension and retirement funds, and other topics of particular interest and value to fire departments in general. The association has mailed to all fire department chiefs information blanks to be filled in.
Secretary George J. Richardson, located at the Association Headquarters, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C., asks that these forms he filled out and returned at the earliest moment so that the largest possible representation may appear in the compilation of data which will be printed shortly.
The association is very liberal in supplying data of this sort to fire departments and deserves the co-operation of the chiefs throughout the country.
Easton, Pa., to Have New Fire Station—A bond issue was passed in Easton, Pa., for the construction of a new fire station.
Additions Voted for Jacksonville, Fla.—Chief McMillan, although he did not receive all of the additions that he asked from the Jacksonville. Fla., council, will have his department improved by the erection of two new fire stations, each to house a 750-gallon American-LaFrance pumper. A 1,000gallon pumper will be placed in service at headquarters; sixteen men will be added and forty additional fire alarm boxes erected. New equipment has been ordered for the men in service.