The Newton Fire Department.

Issue 14 and Volume 60.

The Newton Fire Department. The chief of the fire department of the city of Newton, Mass., is Chief Walter B. Randlett, and the assistant chief is George S. Holmes. The total number of calls received by the department in 1915, according to Chief Randlett’s annual report, was seven hundred and fifty, being fifty more than during the previous year. The 1915 alarms included one general alarm, three second and nineteen calls out of the city, as follows: twelve to Brighton, four to Watertown, two to Wellesley, and one to Weston. There were 176 bell alarms, 468 telephone calls and 106 still or verbal alarms. The report gives the value of buildings and contents as follows: buildings, $881,015.00; contents, $491,195.00; total, $1,372,210.00; automobiles and electric cars, $30,000, making in all $1,402,210.00. The year’s losses, as estimated bv the department, were: buildings, $50,298.42; contents, $39,947.62; total, $90,246.04. Automobiles and electric cars, $1,107.00;…

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