Leadership

Little Rock Fire Report

Issue 21 and Volume 53.

Little Rock Fire Report Fire protection cost Little Rock, Ark., $154,766.39, including recently purchased apparatus, during the past two years, according to the official report of Fire Chief Hafer, made to Mayor Charles E. Taylor a few days ago. In that same period, fire protection saved Little Rock people just about $600,000. The fire loss on buildings and contents in Little Rock in the year 1911 aggregated $810,195.19. In 1912 the losses amounted to only $225,496.16. So far this year—for the three months making the first quarter—the losses have amounted to $85,363.15. Of the total of 39 calls. 45 were false alarms, leaving 352 fires of more or less importance. And more than 12 per cent, of these were the result of human activity, known or believed, with actually one out of every 11 brought about “for cause,” as the lawyers would phrase it, according to the chief. New fire…

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