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.