Fontana, Cal., Organizes Fire Department

Fontana, Cal., Organizes Fire Department

A fire district, including twenty-five square miles, with a population of 6,000, is that of Fontana, Cal. A newly organized fire department includes two paid and twelve call men. It will be equipped with a new Seagrave 600-gal. pumper and a bungalow fire station of the Spanish type of construction is now being built.

Earl B. Reeves has been elected Chief of the Fire Department. He was formerly captain of the Central Station of the San Bernardino, Cal., Fire Department. W. W. Dreyer, the newly appointed Assistant Chief, is also from San Bernardino.

This is the first move that Fontana has made toward fire protection, there having been previously not even a hose reel or a foot of hose in the town. The longest lived building in the district is six years old.

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