Fire Alarm Completed in Gadsden, Ala.
A new fire alarm system for Gadsden, Ala., has been completed and placed in service by the Gamewell Company. The first call for duty was caused by a box car fire in the Southern Railway station. Chief Green stated that with this system, the men were able to reach the fire much quicker than if they resorted to the telephone, as was done in the past.
There are fifty-eight boxes scattered in every section of the city, but the system is capable of handling 150 boxes. Additional boxes will be added as soon as it is felt that the expenditure is justified.
New Station for Memphis, Tenn.—A new fire station will be finished soon in Memphis, Tenn. One or two other stations will be built during the coming year in recently annexed territory. A $300,000 bond issue was approved to finance the construction of the houses and for the purchase of equipment.
New Trucks Received for Boston First Aid—Two trucks for the Rescue Squad of the Boston Fire Department have been delivered. The trucks were ordered some time ago after a conference with Commissioner Eugene Huffman, Chief Daniel F. Sennott and Edward Williamson, Superintendent of the Maintenance Division. The trucks are so constructed that they may be used for ambulances if necessary.