Leadership

Fire Report of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Issue 14 and Volume 47.

Fire Report of St. Petersburg, Fla. With a permanent population of about 5,000, which is swelled, during the winter season, by the presence of visitors to about 15,000, St. Petersburg, Fla., has a fire area of 6 blocks, well covered with buildings of brick and wood, though wooden roofs are not permuted within the fire limits. For fire protection the town depends on a force consisting of four regular paid and 14 call men, under the command of Chief George W. Anderson, whose portrait is given herewith. Chief Anderson, who has held his present position for a number of years, and who was recently reappointed by the new administration that took office on the first of the current month, although seventy-two years of age, takes active part in the work of the department and prides himself on its efficiency, which, as his report for 1909 shows, has reached an excellent…

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