Ten New Companies for Cleveland, O.
An ordinance authorizing a special election on the question of issuing $300,000 bonds for the addition of ten companies to the Cleveland. O., fire department has been presented to the city council by George Lomnitz. citizens’ chairman of the fire department advisory board named recently by the Public Safety Director. Mr. Lomnitz believes the big lumber fire in the flats should bring home the need of an enlarged fire department. “There are not enough fire companies,” said he. “With practically the entire department fighting the flats fire the city was in great danger that night and if a large fire had broken out in another section of the city a general conflagration might have resulted. There should be a bond issue of $300,000 to cover the cost of erecting ten new fire stations. The ordinance might be initiated by petitions. An increase in the fire fighting force is needed more than an increase in the police force.”
One night last winter when the mercury was below zero the Oceanport, N. J.,fire company was called to a fire in Shrewsbury and saved several buildings. It cost the company $10 for horse hire and the company is now endeavoring to get that amount from the owner of the buildings it saved.