Kingston Reorganises its Department.
On January I, Kingston, N. Y., inaugurated its new fire department of part paid men. It will be administered by the following board of fire commissioners: B. J. Hornbeck; Charles Davis; Louis J. Kolts. Rodney A. Chipp is chief of the department, with Joseph L. Murphy as his deputy. The assistant chief engineers are William Heybruck and C. Roscoe Banta. The captains are Peter Donnelly, Anthony P. Bowers and Arthur Dempsey. The city owns three teams and has greatly improved Wiltw’yck and Cornell ho6e company houses. Plans have been drawn for a large and modern enginehouse to be erected on a lot purchased on Jansen avenue and East O’Reilly street, where a hose company and the hook and ladder company will be located. The firerooms of the commissioners will be in the new building, where, also, will be provided bathrooms, sleepingrooms and other conveniences for the firemen. All the volunteer companies can continue as formerly, and will be under the supervision of Chief Engineer Chipp and the board of fire commissioners.