Nine New Engines For New York.
It is worthy of notice that bids are being asked for nine new steamers for service in the fire department of New York city, as follows: For Manhattan, 1 first-size and 2 second-size; for The Bronx, 2 third-size; for Brooklyn, 2 third-size; for Queens, 2 third-size. Besides these the following equipment will be added: For Manhattan, 8 first-size hose wagons, 2 75ft., 2 65-ft. aerial hook and ladder trucks; The Bronx. 2 65-ft. aerial hook and ladder trucks; Brooklyn, ten first-size hose wagons .2 65-ft. aerial hook and ladder trucks; Queens, 1 75-ft. aerial hook and ladder truck.
Three new companies have been organised at Kankakee, Ill.