Improvements in Charlotte, N. C., Department
Charlotte, N. C. is to build a new fire station immediately on West Fifth street, and two others within the next few months, according to Col. W. R. Robertson, commissioner of public safety. A lot fronting sixty feet on West Fifth street has been bought as a site for the station to he built right away. The other two stations will be built at Belmont avenue and Allen street, and in Wesley Heights, respectively.
Other changes announced by the fire department include the abandonment of the present Piedmont station, the pumper to be removed to the proposed Belmont station, and the addition of a new service truck to the Dilworth department. The proposed expansion of the Charlotte fire department is in accordance with the Southeastern Underwriters recommendations.
Cincinnati, O., May Have New Fire House—At the November election, the voters of Cincinnati, Ohio, will vote on $200,000 bond issue for the construction of a new fire station.
New Pumper for Sellersville, Pa.—The council of Sellersviile, Pa., signed a contract for the purchase of a Hahn pumper for $6,225.
Southwest Harbor, Me., Purchases Apparatus—The town of Southwest Harbor, Me., purchased a fire apparatus mounted on a Ford chassis. A number of the summer residents helped to finance the purchase.
N. Little Rock, Ark., to Have Pumper—The city council of North Little Rock, Ark., purchased a Seagrave 750-gallon pumper. In addition to the purchase of the apparatus, steps will be taken to construct a new fire station.
Massachusetts Firemen Against Time-Off Jobs—The delegates who attended the convention of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association were against the firemen accepting work with remuneration on time-off duty. They were also against any legislative measures which would discriminate against the firemen as a class from accepting outside occupation on their time-off hours.