Vancouver Fire Department Report The total loss by fire in Vancouver, B. C., during the year 1912 amounted to $625,346, according to the annual report of Chief J. H. Carlisle. The department responded to 583 alarms, of which 85 were false and 19 were outside of the city limits. The value of the property involved was: On buildings, $2,987,830; on contents, $1,710,908, making a total of $4,698,738. Insurance carried on buildings, $1,347,450; on contents, $1,145,275, making a total of $2,492,725. Insurance paid on buildings, $123,950; on contents, $3,71,203, making a total of $475,153. Total loss above insurance on buildings and contents was $150,193. The department laid 162,550 feet of hose and used 17,742 gallons of chemical. Fortyseven new street alarm boxes were installed during the year, and with few exceptions have all been placed in the outlying districts not previously protected.