Hackensack Fire Horses Ineffective.
In his annual report Chief A. L. Sachtleben, of Hackensack, N. J., refers to the dangerous practice of removing fire horses to a distance from their station to perform other city work. He called attention to the recent $100,000 fire at Long Branch, which gained disastrous headway because the fire horses were a mile away from the station watering the streets when the alarm came in. “The same thing may happen to us,” said Chief Sachtleben. who has refused a second term, and is aiding in the election of Assistant Chief W. D. Campbell. The department was shown to consist of nine companies, eight fully equipped and one having neither house nor apparatus : the total memliership is 177. There were 45 alarms during the year, creating fire and water damage to the extent of $5,520.