Issue 6 and Volume 1895 18.

HAMILTON, ONT., CANADA. Chief Engineer A. W. Aitchison, of the fire department of Hamilton, Ont., Canada, in his fifteenth annual report states that during the year 1884, there were received from various sources 182 alarms of fire, (23 in excess of last year), of which 14 were false. Two of these fires resulted in a loss exceeding $40,000; one, exceeding $2,000; two, exceeding $1,000, while 50 were ordinary fires, the loss in which was very small. The force consists of a chief, one foreman and one subforemau of department, and thirtynine firemen; the apparatus, of one steam fire engine, one chemical engine, one combination chemical engine and hose wagon, three hose wagons, one Merryweather fire escape and one hook and ladder truck, for the use of which there are sixteen horses. The department likewise owns 6,400 feet of hose, of which 500 feet is in poor conditions. The loss on…

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