FIRE NEWS FROM NEW BRITAIN.
(Special correspondence of FIRE AND WATER.)
NEW BRITAIN, CONN., MAY 18, 1901.
The Russell & Erwin company fire brigade has been supplied by the company with a set of extension ladders,which will allow its members to reach the highest buildings owned by the company. A weekly practice has been established, and the men are paid a certain sum annually.—The Stanley works has also a well equipped fire brigade, which lately put out a fire at the factory without calling out the city department. The men have quarters at the factory,where several of the firemen sleep nightly, and receive compensation annually.—The new central fire and police station is now occupied,and several changes in drivers have been made. Electrician Cooley Is putting in the fire alarm and police signal wires In the subway, and handsome stanchion boxes for both systems are being erected where the subways are placed.
Says the Jacksonville, Fla., Times Unlon editorially: “The official reports of the Aremen are acceptable as conclusive proofs that the department as a whole, and each part of it, from Chief Haney down, did all ln the power of skill and discipline and bravery to accom plish. As such, they are welcome, and should remain to answer the voice of criticism for ever. But with FILTERING we, who passed through the Are, have little to do. We know, and we are turning to other things.”