Oakland Well Protected.

Issue 7 and Volume 49.

Oakland Well Protected. The fire department of Oakland, Cal., is recognized as one of the most efficient in the west, and shows, for a city of the size of Oakland, a record of the smallest percentage of loss of any department in California. In the year 1910 the total loss from fire was $186,174.95. When it is realized that Oakland has a total area of 57.7 square miles, and that property in Oakland has an assessed valuation of $126,110,200, this record is remarkable. The force numbers but 208 men, and but few of these are on full pay, the department not having been permanentized. The efficiency of the department is. credited to Fire Marshal N. A. Ball, who is recognized as one of the best firefighters on the Pacific coast. The force is well disciplined and is organized and systematized to the highest efficiency. The greatest improvement in the past…

Subscribe to unlock this content

Subscribe Now