Rome, N. Y., Fire Department Rated “Inadequate”

Rome, N. Y., Fire Department Rated “Inadequate”

The Rome N. Y. Fire Department, is described as “inadequate” and “seriously deficient” in manpower and equipment in the report of the study conducted by the Committee on Fire Prevention and Engineering Standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.

Among the proposals advanced for improvement of fire fighting in the city were: (1) Increase in fire department personnel to insure adequate manpower at all times (2) Establishment of an engine house near Rome Free Academy to house a new pumper and ladder truck; (3) Transfer of Pumper Company 1 to a new station near E. Dominick St. and Locomotive Ave. Abandonment of the old house, and establishment of an engine house near W. Dominick and Doxtater St. and (14) Development of a comprehensive training program for firemen and their officers and intensification and expansion of inspection activity.

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