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THE WORK OF FIRE ENGINELRS.

Issue 18 and Volume 31.

THE WORK OF FIRE ENGINELRS. Good Results From Active Service. (Special Reports to FIRE AND WATER.) MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Chief James R. Canterbury, of the fire department of Minneapolis, Minn., states that during 1901 there were 1,195 alarms of fire answered, of which 662 were by fire alarm telegraph: 231 were still; 241, by telephone; forty-one, by American District telegraph; nineteen, by personal service; one, first alarm special call. There were eighteen second alarms; five third; eight second and third combined; and sixty-four specials. The department has traveled in response to alarms. 8,358 and three-quarter miles, making a total distance traveled both ways of 16.717 and one half miles, being an average of 238 and four-fifth miles to each apparatus. The engine companies have stretched 621,560 feet of hose, or about 115 and two-third miles. Engine company No. 1 stretched the largest amount, 57.200 feet of hose: hook and ladder and…

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