ST. KILDA FIRE BRIGADE.
TO THE EDITOIt. f-ir.—l notice i.i your issue of tho 20th inst. you draw attention ■<> the delay which occurred in connection with tho firo in Kichirdson sirooi. This was fuliy explained by Councillor Harris (ch lirman ui" tho Fire Committee) at hut council _ incetin.u, and reported in vour issue of tho tioih inst. As to hro alarms, I would hit" to say that owinjj; to tho war wo have hcun unable to pet delivery of some of the uro alarm plant. Tho installation, therefore, of tho Jlro alarm system lias been considerably delayed. I have, however, just received intimation from tho Government that they are now prepared to iip on with i.nstalli ig tin? wiring, for alarm bells in firemen's houses. I have also boon advised that the fire alarms will reach here by the next 'Frisco boat, and time tho work if placing them in r/oskbu will be. put in lit:ud at once. I may say that the main wiring for tho alarms was completed some time ago, but owiny; to the delay caused by tho war we have been unable to complete the installation. J have given this explanation in order that any uneasiness that may bo felt by residents owing to the want of a proper alarm s,\ stem may bo put at rot. 1 would further state. lh>Vo we ihavo a most cfhoient fire brigade, and when tho tiro alarm system is installed tho borough will be provided with tho most up-to-dato tiro-fighting appliances. —I am, etc., YV\ T. McFatuank, Mayor. November 27.
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ST. KILDA FIRE BRIGADE., Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914