Leadership

The Wichita Fire Department.

Issue 4 and Volume 45.

The Wichita Fire Department. Wichita, Kan., is a city of between 25,000 and 34,000 inhabitants. Its fire area extends over 20,000 acres, and on it are many fairsized business buildings, private residences, schools, churches and public or quasi-public buildings of brick, stone and wood, varying in height from two to five stories. To protect these there is a well equiped and thoroughly disciplined and efficient fire department under t hief A. G. Walden, a member and State vicepresident of the International Association of Fire Engineers, an up-to-date and progressive fireman. The department is full paid and well manned. It has four stations, as follows: Central fire station, one of the most complete fire stations in the country, and, recently built at a cost of $30,000, is equiped as under: Steamer; 75-ft. aerial truck, hose wagons, 2: double 60gal. chemical engine; police patrol wagon; chief’s buggy. At this station there are…

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