Leadership

The Norfolk Fire Department.

Issue 2 and Volume 47.

The Norfolk Fire Department. Norfolk firemen had a busy year, but, while more property was involved in the fires, the losses were less than usual. During 1909 only three fires of any magnitude are reported, and while the value of the property involved was $6,617,764 the loss was only $193,615.26. During the preceding year 352 alarms were answered. The value of the property at risk was a little more than $3,000,000 and the loss exceeded $200,000. There are 87 men on the rolls. Two new second-size engines have been added to the equipment, but the number of paid men has not been increased during the year; 5,000 feet of new hose has been purchased and $2,100 has been spent for horses. Another addition to the equipment is the monitor wagon tor use in the fire district and on the water front. An appropriation of $10,000 has been made for remodeling…

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