Fire Conditions at Alhambra.
Alhambra, California, has some ambition to keep its fire service in the best possible shape. This will be seen by the following particulars received from Chief C. C. Williams of that place:. He says “We were compelled to put in a chemical service on account of the prohibitive prices asked by the local water company for water. It wanted $4(1 per hydrant per year and no conditions. We are going to try to get a system of cisterns here to hold 20,000 gal. They will he made of concrete and built at principal points in the town. We intend also to ask for twelve more fire boxes and a power driven hook and ladder truck. Our department was organized January 4th, 1909, and we have had very good success so far. Our population now is about 5,000
This certainly is “taking the bull by the horns” and when Mhamhra is equipped as planned by Chief Williams, the town will rank high in tire protection, and its citizens placed in the favored class for reduced fire risks.