First Year of Salina Paid Department.

Issue 15 and Volume 47.

First Year of Salina Paid Department. The first year’s work of the paid fire department of the city of Salina, Kan., is a source of gratification to the city authorities, and of satisfaction to the enthusiastic chief. Fred Broderick has in his command, 5 full-paid men and 11 volunteers or call men. who are paid for services rendered in case of a big fire or other emergency, and as an extra inducement, are provided with a $500 life insurance and a $5 weekly indemnity accident insurance. Then there is a volunteer company at St. Johns College and one at Wesleyan University, both trained by the chief. The cost of new equipment. including horses, was $4,294.45; the year’s cost of maintenance was $4,497.87. During the year, the department responded to 59 alarms of fire. 27 of which were night alarms. 1 he value of the property immediately endangered was $500,000; the…

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