Issue 9 and Volume 29.

SUMMARIZED FIRE REPORTS FOR 1901. ACCORDING to the report of Chief Lauer, the fire department of Columbus, Ohio, had 550 alarms of fire during 1900, of which 286 came from street signal boxes. The loss on buildings for the year was $51,643.10; on contents, $108,820.88; insurance on buildings paid, $37,678.80; insurance on contents paid, $102,640.63; loss over insurance on buildings, $12,049.30; loss over insurance on contents, $6,149.25; total insurance carried on buildings, $669,679; total insurance on contents, $342,600. The report recommends the building and equipment of three new enginehouses, the purchase of 6,000 feet of hose, a hook and ladder truck, a sixty-foot extension ladder, three heaters for engines and two second-class fire engine boilers, the construction and installation of a number of non-interfering alarm boxes, a telephone switchboard, the purchase of thoroughly reliable registers for the receiving of alarms, and the addition of five truckmen to the force. The…

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