Leadership

AMONG THE FIRE ENGINEERS

Issue 20 and Volume 34.

AMONG THE FIRE ENGINEERS NEWS OF THE DEPARTMENTS, SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING HAMILTON, ONT The record of fire loss during 1902 is one on which Chief A. W. Aitchison and his department may well be congratulated. It is much less than many other cities of the same size and population. The city, whose motto, “Advance,” is appropriate to its reputation, as a go-a-head community, has 54.035 inhabitants. Its fire area is 3,900 acres, in which are many imposing mercantile buildings, brick and stone, three to six stories. The private residences are of frame, brick, and stone, one to three stories. The total number of structures in the city is 7,597 brick, 500 stone, 4,798 wood. Wooden roofs are permitted. There is a fireworks ordinance. The fire department’s equipment is as follows: Steam fire engine; combination chemical engines and hose wagons, two: chemical extinguishers, six; hook and ladder…

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