DAYTON’S NEW EQUIPMENT.
The Dayton, Ohio, board of fire commissioners has awarded contracts for the partial re-equipment of the fire department. These contracts amount to $30,000, approximately, and the addition to the department will be of great Importance to the city in general, as much of the equipment has been badly needed for some time. Among the contracts were the following: American Fire Engine company, of Cincinnati, one engine. $1,700; Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company, of Chicago, water tower, city hook and ladder truck, combination, $11,000; La France Engine company, of Elmira, N. Y., two engines and a hook and ladder wagon—total contract price, $14,895. The engines, wagons, and tower will arrive shortly, and will be distributed to various houses where needed. The equipment for the new houses will be purchased later.
At the first annual convention of the Western New York Volunteer Firemen’s association recently held at Lock port, N. Y., all the officers were re-elected as under: President. W. J. Rogers, Tonawanda; first vice-president, J. W. Larkin, Brockport; second vicepresident, Philip J Borst, Medina; secretary, Daniel J. Brown. Lockport; treasurer, George F. Thompson, Middleport. The next convention will be held at Albion. In the grand parade six divisions, made up of thirty one companies, took part. There was besides ten bands and eight drum corps. A tournament formed part of the proceedings.