Leadership

THE MANILA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 17 and Volume 61.

THE MANILA FIRE DEPARTMENT No disastrous fires occurred in Manila, Philippine Islands, during the year 1916. One hundred and five fires occurred in the city during the year, which is six less than in 1915 and sixteen less than in 1914. The report of Acting Chief O. L. Vanderford for the year states that in addition to the above the fire department responded to six false alarms and to five alarms for fires beyond the city limits. The report, dated January 31, 1917, states that the chief of the department, Lewis A. Dingman, was on an extended leave of absence in the United States, receiving medical treatment, his physical condition being mostly due to his long and meritorious services rendered the department. The personnel of the department was: One chief, one deputy chief, one chief of construction and repairs, one mechanic, eight captains, nine lieutenants, three engineers first class, eleven…

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