The Vicksburg Fire Department

Issue 6 and Volume 61.

The Vicksburg Fire Department The Vicksburg, Miss., department responded to 321 alarms during 1916, according to the report of Chief J. W. Wilks. The total fire loss was $70,740, of which $48,979 was on buildings, and $21,761 on contents. The total value of the property involved was $555,950. The following data concerning the operations of the department are given: Number of large fires, 46; number of small fires, 153; false alarms, 29: number of fires out of reach, 6; number of chimneys, 31; number of grass, trash, etc., number of still alarms, 83; fires confined to building of origin, 39; fires extending to adjoining building, 4; fires extending beyond adjoining building, 6; feet of hose used, 51,675; feet of ladders used, 2,158; gallons of chemicals used, 977; hours worked, 220. Washington Company No. 3 motor apparatus made 190 runs, totaling 400 miles; used 282 gallons of gasoline and 27 gallons…

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