Issue 12 and Volume 42.

EFFICIENT FIRE DEPARTMENT AT RACINE. According to the report of Fire Marshal James Cape, jr., the fire department of Racine, Wis., is thoroughly efficient as to its personnel, but somewhat weak in equipment. During the year ending September 3, 1907, the department answered 100 alarms of fire, of which only eight came over the fire-alarm telegraph system (Gamewell), the remaining ninety-two having been sent in by private telephones. There were seven false alarms, and thirteen alarms were for other than buildings. Of the remainder, twenty-seven were for fires in brick buildings; fifty-three, in frame structures, ‘fhe total value of property involved in the fires was $317,100, and on this there was an insurant*.’ of $202,700. The total loss on this valuation (luring the year was $33,987, and of this $32,018 was paid by insurance companies. During the entire twelve months there was not a fire that extend d farther than…

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