Newburgh Ends Volunteer Force

Newburgh Ends Volunteer Force

A semi-paid Fire Department has been instituted to take the place of the volunteer force of five fire companies at Newburgh, N. Y. The change was made by the City Manager in accordance with a recommendation made by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. Peter L. T. Van Tienan was appointed Chief and George R. Brown, Assistant Chief.

A large number of persons paraded as a protest to the change. The five fire companies are being organized as social clubs with an object of opposing the election of all Council members who voted for the paid department.

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