Recommendations by Johnstown, Pa., Chief

Recommendations by Johnstown, Pa., Chief

Fire Chief Harry Schultz, in his annual report submitted to the council of Johnstown, Pa., on January 8, recommends the adoption of an efficient building code for the city and the extension of the fire zone to cover portions of the city not now included. He refers to the rapid growth of the city and the development of the section, which should be covered by the zoning system. An urgent recommendation by the chief is the installation of a new fire alarm system, as he claims the present system is over-burdened and liable to collapse at any time, leaving the city practically without protection. The outside wiring of the system, he states, is also in need of replacement.

Other recommendations by Chief Schultz, are the equipment of the city building as a machine shop, the repair of some of the fire stations, the purchase of a water tower to fight fires and high buildings and the purchase of 2,000 feet of fire hose. Attention of the council is called to the vacancy in the department of a captain, due to the promotion of Captain Moran to the post of asistant chief.

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