Leadership

Greenville Makes Favorable Report

Issue 26 and Volume 59.

Greenville Makes Favorable Report The report of Chief E. V. Donovan, of Greenville, Miss., for the year ending April 30, 1916, is very complete in details and shows a most successful result of the year’s operation. The number of alarms was 127 and 126 fires, 106 of which occurred in frame buildings. The total loss on buildings and contents was $15,233.57, and insurance on property involved, $229,095. The expenses of maintaining the department was $27,736.81. The department consists of one chief, one assistant chief, four captains, four lieutenants, eight hose and hook and ladder men; total, 18. There are three hose and one hook and ladder companies. The chief recommends full motorization of the department and points out the following advantages of the motor-driven hose wagon over that of horse-propelled. He says: Hose Company No. 3 answered 40 alarms at a cost of $210.00 to maintain, whereas Hose Company No.…

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