County Firemen Organize
Mecklenburg County, N. C., of which Charlotte is the county-seat, or capital city, has eight volunteer fire departments. They now have well-established boundaries to guide them in solicitation campaigns and similar activities. The boundaries agreed upon, however, do not restrict in fire fighting service. Each volunteer fire department is subject to call 24 hours a day to any section of Mecklenburg County, and it is a big county. The agreement was reached Tuesday night, March 18th.
Hugo Heidenreich, secretary of Mecklenburg County’s Volunteer Fire Board, reporting on the meeting, said that chiefs and leading members of all volunteer fire-fighting units of the county were present, as was also County Police Chief Stanhope Lineberry. The average manpower at each of the units is forty men.