Improvements for Paterson, N. J.
Chief Coyle, of Paterson, N. J., in his semi-annual report has recommended many improvements for the department, as follows: That more fire hydrants be placed throughout the outlying sections of the city; that more fire alarm stations be provided; that the combination chemical and hose wagons now located at companies Nos. 4, 6 and 7 be replaced by electric-drive combination chemical and hose wagons; that the chemical engine at company No. 11 be replaced by a combination chemical and hose wagon, electric-drive; that the engines located at the following companies be replaced with electric tractors —engine No. 3, now horse-drawn; engine No. 4, Christie tractor; engine No. 6, out of service that truck No. 1, now driven by a Christie front-drive tractor, be replaced by an electric tractor; that old truck No. 2, which is now held in reserve, be converted into an electric-drive truck and placed in truck No. 3, as the truck which is now being operated by No. 3 has outlived its usefulness in the department, being horse-drawn and not capable of coping with the rest of the department in responding to alarms; that the manual force of the department be increased by the appointment of ten men.