DUQUESNE PA., FIRE DEPARTMENT

DUQUESNE PA., FIRE DEPARTMENT

Chief Wolf, of the Duquesne fire department, writes to FIRE AND WATER that he has at present two volunteer fire companies under him, No. 1 with twenty-seven members and No. 2 with sixty “all in good order to fight a fire at any time when called out.” No. 1 is the oldest, the most experienced, and the principal company in Duquesne. Its house is situated in the centre of the town. Its equipment consists of two two-wheeled reels.hook and Udder truck (two-horsed) weighing 900 pounds, and 1,000 feet of hose. No, 2 company was organized quite recently. Its apparatus’eonsists of a hose reel, with 500 feet of hose. Next spring No. 3 company will be organized, with not less than eighteen or twenty members, 500 feet of hose, and one hose reel. No. 1 company goes to all fires, no matter where in Duquesne, where Chief Wolf remarks there were ** fewer fires in the past year than at any time previous.” He adds that the men of No. 2 are all proficient athletes and have a gymnasium attached to the company.

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