FIRE PROTECTION AT LONG BRANCH.
To Chief Joseph A Burns and the firemen of Long Branch, N J., the citizens owe a debt of gratitude for the good work done by them during 1902 The manual force is as follows: one chief; assistant chiefs, two; firemen, 347: fire marshal, assistant fire marsnal, with fourteen men taken equally from each of the seven companies, which comprehend a chemical engine and truck company; a steamer and a truck company; steamer companies, two; hose companies, three—one combination. All are fully equipped. During 1902 there were eighteen fires, none of which were allowed to assume large proportions. There are 146 fire hydrants set, the supply for which is excellent. Chief Burns recommends the purchase of a team for the fire truck.