The Prince Albert Fire Department
The Prince Albert, Sask., fire department, of which Chief J. N. Smith is chief, has a No. 12 American-La France motor triple combination pumping engine that has been in service for the last two years and has given excellent satisfaction in every respect. It has been called upon to pump, for four hours continuous pumping, while the thermometer was at forty degrees below zero and it gave excellent service. Steep grades and heavy mud roads have never interfered with the machine negotiating all roads says C. S. Bell, the fire department secretary. Chief Smith has been fifteen years in the Prince Albert fire department. He became a member of the first volunteer fire department, which was organized in January, 1900, and was appointed to a lieutenancy at the first meeting, organizing the company’. In 1907 he was appointed captain on the paid company and become chief of the department when Chief Wagner resigned in January, 1915.