Issue 20 and Volume 20.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., FIRE DEPARTMENT. The report of the fire department of Chattanooga, Tenn., for the year ending October 1, 1896, shows that it has three engines in service and two in reserve and the same number of hose reels in service and reserve, one chemical engine, one truck (extension), and one supply wagon, and twenty horses. It has equipped thirty-five men, one chief, one electrician, one supply wagon driver, and three watchmen. There had been 172 alarms during the year, of which twelve were false, seventy-two, from alarm stations, and eighty-eight telephone, or other still alarms. There were eleven incendiary fires. The fire losses were $108,775. which was an insurance of $106,280. The total expenditures were $28,097.56—the unexpended balance being $823.33.

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