Progressive Fire Department at Norfolk

Progressive Fire Department at Norfolk

The rapid growth of Norfolk, Va., and the vast increase in building operations during the past several years has necessitated an extensive increase in the stations, apparatus and membership of the fire department. It is now one of the best organized, equipped and managed fire departments of its size in the country. It has nine modern stations and motor apparatus has largely superseded horse-drawn apparatus. It now’ has seven pieces of wotor apparatus, a pumping engine, a hose-chemical w’agon, an engine with a tractor, an aerial truck with a tractor, a service truck and two chief’s cars. Another engine tractor has been ordered. There is also in service in the department the following horse-drawn apparatus: Nine engines, 6 combination wagons, 2 trucks, and 2 other pieces of apparatus. Richard F. McLaughlin is chief of the department; J. S. Webber, first assistant, and G. W. Bunting, second assistant chief.

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