Leadership

The Fire Department of Sherman, Tex.

Issue 26 and Volume 45.

The Fire Department of Sherman, Tex. Chief Edward Arnold, of Sherman, Tex., who has just been re-elected to the same office, reports that during the past year the department responded to 151 alarms—showing an increase of thirty-four over the former year. The total amount of loss during the year, as nearly as could be ascertained, was $96,507.32; total amount of insurance at risk, $732,350; amount saved insurance companies, $635,842.68. The causes of alarms were as Under: Defective flues, 30; overheated furnace, 1: trash, 13; sparks from locomotives, 1; false alarms, 3; grass, 53; incendiarism, 2; from adjoining property, 12: unknown, 17; gasoline stoves, 3; recalls, 2; electricity, 4: matches, l; overheated stove, 2; lamp exploded, 2; sparks from oven. 2; fireworks, 3; overheated gasoline, 2: smoking meat, 1: electric iron. 1. In answering these alarms, the department traveled 139½ miles; laid 50,650 ft. of 2j4-in. hose and 800 ft. of…

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