Leadership

Nominal Fire Loss at Fairmont.

Issue 14 and Volume 43.

Nominal Fire Loss at Fairmont. Chief T. F. Reed is to be congratulated on the almost nominal fire-loss at Fairmont, W. Va., during the past year. There were fifty-six fires in the city during 1907, with an average loss of $30,23 1/4 per fire. This is a remarkably fine record, since, as a rule, the average fire-loss at each fire amounts to $500. It reflects the greater credit upon the department and shows it to be one of the most efficient in the State. As a local paper remarks: “Not only is Chief Reed eminently fitted for the position that he holds, hut he has surrounded himself with a corps of as brave fighters as ever climbed a ladder.” Another evidence of the efficiency of the department is the fact that every fire was extinguished in the building in which is originated. The total number of calls answered by the…

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