Operations of the New York Fire Department in 1890.

Operations of the New York Fire Department in 1890.

The Board of Fire Commissioners of New York city at a meeting December 31 last adopted a resolution congratulating Chief of Department Hugh Bonner on the excellent showing made by the fire extinguishing force during the first year of his command, as evinced by the following statement :

The underground telegraph system now extends through subways, and subsidiary conduits have been provided to connect fire alarm stations and company houses through main subways with the central office, aggregating 465 miles of conductor in 45 miles of cables, connecting 213 alarm boxes, 37 apparatus houses, eight school houses, the repair shops and the Central Park gate house.

During the year 166 miles of old wire have been taken down from overhead, and 377 old poles removed.

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