Tacoma Fire Department.

Issue 22 and Volume 1893 14.

Tacoma Fire Department. Chief H. M. Lillis of the Tacoma (Wash.) Fire Department presents a neatly printed report for the fiscal year ending May 31, 1893. The report contains seventy-eight pages of interesting reading matter and is a credit to the compiler and the city of Tacoma. During the year the fire department, consisting of 57 fully paid members, responded to 117 alarms. Total losses by fire. $26,442. Insurance over loss, $552,668.90. Insurance paid, $18,545. Value of fire department property, $144,836. Number of companies, 8. Yearly cost of department, $82,916. Number of horses, 26. Number of hydrants, 31 x ; fire alarm boxes, 42. The minimum capacity of water supply is 2,000,000 in 24 hours, supplied through 48 miles of water mains. Pressure at hydrant from 35 pounds to 100 pounds. Chief Lillis recommends the purchase of a first-class aerial truck with 83 foot extension ladder ; a one horse…

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