More Money for N. Y. Fire Department.
The final New York city budget for 1927 has not been adopted but Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman and Chief John Kenlon have been assured that the New York fire department will be allowed the following appropriations for apparatus next year: The amount allowed includes $200,000 for replacements, $264,000 for additional apparatus, and $10,000 for sedans for some of the fire chiefs. This makes a total of $474,000 and is a distinct improvement over the allowances for the near 1926 which had no provisions for the purchase of new apparatus. The old fund, however, allowed $200,000 for replacements and $6,000 for a new tank truck for conveying gas and oil to the apparatus at fires.