New York Fire Service
A syndicate, which now operates an importing business, stands ready to furnish otiehalf of the capital necessary to relieve some of the difficulties of moving picture men by providing a building in which the film manufacturers may be amply protected from fire risk, together with atr exhibition hall so arranged that a large number of films may be shown at once. The situation now faced by the film men is a difficult one, regarding them becoming more strict. No insurance company, it is said, will write out policies for films on account of their highly combustible nature. The safe deposit companies are also refusing to place the extensive films in their vaults for similar reasons. The result is that films costing many thousands of dollars must be cared for personally and, in many cases, to the danger of unsuspecting hotel guests.
The Court of Appeals, the past week, handed down a decision which establishes the status of volunteers of this city so far as holding a city position is concerned. It is in the case of F.. T. Davison, a volunteer fireman, against the Commissioner of the Water Department for reinstatement in a position in that department, from which he was removed the first of the year, because there was no appropriation for the position’s salary. The decision is in favor of the volunteer fireman.
Fire Commissioner Adamson will, it is announced, appoint as fire prevention inspectors Mrs. Anna W. Hochfclder, president of the Women’s Civil Service League, and four members of the league, who are eligibles
Five new paid companies will succeed several volunteer companies in the Woodhaven section of Brooklyn, on January 1. That section for some time has been completely surrounded by paid companies of the Brooklyn and Jamaica districts. Three new stations in the Woodhaven section have been ready for occupancv for several months.
Another association of members of the department will be organized December 4, an endowment association composed of those who have been firemen from 10 to 15 years.