Duluth Keeps to the Front
The fire department of Duluth, Minn., has always been well to the front and that position it continues to maintain. The efficiency has been considerably added to by its substitution of motor for horse-hauled apparatus and by the building of a new fire station, which was completed on January 1. It is No. 7 and stands at Seventh avenue East and Ninth street. It is a serviceable looking and neat brick structure. By means of this station the entire upper hills in the central part of the city is covered. The district is one that grows rapidly and the necessity for its better protection had been felt for some time. Its equipment consists of a chemical hose wagon, and its crew of a captain (John Twaddle), lieutenant (A. A. Ebner), two firemen and a driver, all of them men of long service in the department. The salvage corps with its auto wagon, is a feature of the department. It comprises 8 men, including Captain Martin Johnson. All of them are fire fighters of experience. The corps is stationed at fire headquarters as is also the combination auto chemical and hose wagon, with its crew of (i men, including Captain A. S. Clark and Lieutenant C. D. Goldsmith. Horses are still retained in the department, as the heads of the department are of the opinion that, considering the heavy snows incidental to the winter season there are times when only horses can force their way through with the apparatus.