Miami, Fla., Fire Service
Miami, Fla., has about 18,000 population, and has a full-paid fire department of twenty men. There are two systems of water supply, one being the city service that will supply twelve one and a quarter inch streams, and the other a high pressure system that pumps salt water, and will deliver six 1 1/4-inch streams under one-hundred-pound pressure. The high pressure system consists of 12,000 feet of mains. There is 12,000 feet, ranging from 18 to 6 inches. There is to be purchased an aerial truck and tractor for steamer, a new station will be constructed in the north end and three new hose wagons are to be purchased. The new equipment will all be motor.
U. G. Kleckner, engineer of the Allen fire company, of Allentown, Pa., who was formerly employed as a machinist, has devised a novel electric lighting device for steam fire engines.