Fire Department Work at Leeds, Eng.

Issue 26 and Volume 1891 10.

Fire Department Work at Leeds, Eng. At a recent meeting of the Insurance Institute of Yorkshire, held at Leeds, the chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee of the Corporation gave some interesting information regarding the local fire department and its work. He gave the figures shown in the following tabular statement: And drew attention to the fact that the number of fires had increased nearly 50 per cent during the four years, and though in the same period the property at risk had nearly doubled in amount, yet the property destroyed had fallen from £63,459 to £24,454, and in consequence the property saved had risen from £463,761 to £980,946. He expressed the opinion that fifteen street alarms and thirty-five tanks situated in various parts of the borough had greatly contributed to these very successful results. He described the tanks as being small subterranean reservoirs fed with a sufficient volume of…

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