No Fire Protection for Flat bush.
At Avenue F and Flatbush avenue, Brooklyn, is the last and only fire station in that section to protect a large territory extending to Bergen Beach. There is no use sending the solitary engine in this station to a fire more than a mile away, as the property involved is beyond the efforts of the men to save. This has been proved in many instances; all that was accomplished being the injury to the horses. The Kings Highway Board of Trade has been urging the authorities to come to the relief of the people in that section; but all that has been accomplished, so far, is the purchase of a. lot for a site on which, possibly before the people are awakened by the sound of Gabriel’s trumpet, their dream may be realised, by seeing a fire station spring from what now seems the dim and distant future.
The annual report of the department at Rockford, Ill., shows 205 alarms answered, against 144 for the year before. It has been the busiest year in the history of the department, and proves the need of additional equipment asked for. The losses have not been figured out, but will probably be larger than before, although the biggest ones were covered by insurance.