PROPOSED FIRE BRIGADE FOR RAVENSBOURNE.
TO THE EDITOR. —ln last, nightV, 'Star' I noticed a letter, signed "Ratepayer," dealing with tho action of tho West Harbor Council to the formation of a lire brigade in Ravensbourne. As a ratepayer, I consider the council should bo congratulated on their wise, decision in asking tho ratepayers to decide this important question, and for tho able manner in -which tho expenditure lias been worked out. There is no denying the fact that a fira brigade ik urgently needed, when you note that within tho last sis years no less than 15 fires have taken pLce, and had not the young men of the district, -working with borrowed hose, etc., from town, so ably proved themselves firemen, other buildings in our district would have been missing to-day. On inqviry, I find provision is made for fire-fighting appliances to bo kept on the hill parts as well as the lower farts of the district, so that delay (as pointed out by "Ratepayer") would not occur. I consider the expenditure, as estimated by the council, is very reasonable, and should bo taken advantage of by the ratepayers. T understand the council have power under the Municipal Corporations Act to form a fire brigade without taking a poll of the ratepayers, which would mean a much larger rate, and would be for all time. In conclusion, I would like to remind "Ratepayer" that therc is always a- possibility of a house next door th.it might be wived by the timely arrival of a fire, brigade.—l am, etc., * lliixtop. December 14
Permanent link to this item
PROPOSED FIRE BRIGADE FOR RAVENSBOURNE., Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914