WANTS INFORMATION ABOUT A NEW FIRE STATION.
The following communication has been received, to which some of the readers of FIRE AND WATER may be able to reply:
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE,
MANITOBA, CANADA, March 13, 1898. EDITOR FIRE AND WATER, 93 William street, New York.
Sir: A new fire station is to be built here costing in the neighborhood of $30,000, having a frontage (east) of 100 feet by sixty feet deep, with the chief’s house on the north end of same, the front to have six entrances for engfne, aerial truck, chief’s buggy, chemical, reel, and spare engine, and it is in regard to the latest and best planning of a station to suit these requirements that I seek advice.
Being a considerable distance from any city where these things have been bought nearly to perfection suggested my applying to some American firm foi information in regard to the very best plan for laying out the same with advantage, and to obtain, if possible, some diagram or plans of a fire station that had been built with satisfactory results.
If you can help me in this matter, I will be very grateful to you and promise to abide by any wishes you may express in regard to the return of any plans, photos etc., lent, or pay any reasonable expenses incurred in obtaining the information required.
Thanking you in anticipation for any further courtesy extended in this matter. I remain yours,