New Apparatus Urged for San Francisco
Recommendations that San Francisco spend $100,000 for new fire equipment were made to Mayor Rossi by the Junior Chamber of Commerce with the suggestion that the amount to be spent be spread over a five-year period to avoid excessive taxation.
This plan has been virtually met this year, Chief Charles J. Brennan pointed out, for the Mayor approved a budget of $91,303 for replacements. The budget allowance will be spent as follows: three new pumpers to $36,750; two battery wagons, $17,000; five miles of hose, $7,360; 200 new fire hydrants, $15,900 and $12,000 to be spent on high pressure system improvements.
The survey conducted by the Junior Chamber of Commerce revealed that forty pieces of apparatus were due for replacements and that twenty-five pumpers, now in service, were of the average age of fifteen years.