Issue 4 and Volume 61.

THE AUGUSTA FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Frank G. Reynolds, of Augusta, Ga., has prepared a report of the fire department operations for the year 1916, in which he places the entire losses for the year at $5,629,204.91, of which $5,449,513.12 is the amount of loss in the conflagration of last March, leaving a balance of only $179,691.79 for losses from all the fires of the year. In respect to number of alarms responded to by the department the year was almost identical with the year before, the figures being 444 in 1916 and 446 in 1915. There were six general alarms last year, as compared with seven during the year before. Chief Reynolds’ report goes exhaustively into last year’s record and into the needs of the department. He says: The loss on buildings and contents (not including the conflagration of March 22, 1916) was $179,691.79. Amount of insurance paid, $176,563.79. Loss…

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