FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NORTH ADAMS.
During the past year North Adams, Mass., has purchased a hook and ladder truck, with all modern equipments, including a sixty-foot extension ladder. This has been made available for use during the time of snow by the purchase of easily attachable sleigh runneis. By arrangement a pair of horses is now kept in a barn near the hose house, ready for service at any moment, night or day. In November last, Mr. J. J. Carney resigned the position of superintendent of the fire alarm, and Mr. H. Bartlett Wyman, of the Adams Electric Light & Power Company succeeded him. There were three alarms during me year—one iaibe,wun a biuan iubb. i nib reeoru nab not been equaled since 1885, when no fires were reported. The insurance companies were not the losers of one dollar. Chief Jones asks for more hose. The fire department consists of forty members composing the Alert company, with William O’Biien, foreman, William Hodecker, first assistant, James Murray, second assistant, and G. Sanderson jr., secretary and treasurer. The chief of the department is H. A. Jones; first assistant, J. C. Anthony; second assistant, J. J. Carney; third assistant, James Day; fourth assistant, John S. Adams, jr.