East Orange Annual Fire Report

Issue 2 and Volume 57.

East Orange Annual Fire Report The East Orange, N. J., Fire Department responded to 215 alarms during the year ending December 1, 1914, and the total loss was only $20,439, according to the annual report of Chief W. E. Markwith. The loss was $17,500 less than the previous year, and was fully covered by insurance. In extinguishing the fires 15,979 feet of hose were laid, 1,774 gallons of chemicals used and 1,016 feet of ladders raised. Regarding the water pressure, Chief Markwith says in the report: “The water pressure of our city is excellent, average hydrant pressure being 80 pounds. I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the Board of Water Commissioners and the Engineer of the Water Department for their prompt and efficient service rendered during the past year.” The manual department consists of one chief engineer, one assistant chief, six captains, seven lieutenants, twenty-nine firemen attached to…

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