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The Paid Fire Service in the Sixth District of New Orleans.

Issue 1 and Volume 1891 10.

The Paid Fire Service in the Sixth District of New Orleans. As is generally known the seven districts of the city of New Orleans are protected by four district fire departments. One of them covers the four districts comprising the city proper, while the fifth, sixth and seventh districts have their own departments. That of the sixth district has for between one and two years been a fully paid force, the others being run upon the volunteer system. When the paid department of the sixth district was put into operation, the books showed that the fire losses for that year, under the volunteer system, had been $30,505 for 1889, $35,450 for 1888, and $95,018 for 1887. During the first year of the new organization the losses were $20,382.50. From January 1, tSgl, to June 20, 1891, the losses were $3172. The sixth district has a population of 25,000. Its fire…

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