Leadership

Good Annual Report of Brockville Fire Department

Issue 4 and Volume 63.

Good Annual Report of Brockville Fire Department The annual report of the Brockville, Canada, fire department, Chief H. George Gillespie, shows that during the year it responded to seventy-five alarms, fifteen from street signal boxes, forty-two from telephone calls and eighteen from verbal alarms. There were thirty-two day alarms and forty-three night alarms, being thirtythree more alarms than last year. Of this number of calls for the service of the department, forty-five were for fires of a more or less serious nature. Nearly one-half of the total fire loss for the year was due to seven fires, alone, involving a loss of $15,070.94, leaving a loss of $11,502,34 for the remaining sixty-eight fires, or an average of $169.15 for each fire. The total loss by fire and water for the year 1917 was $26,573.28; the per capita loss was $280. A fire prevention bureau was first inaugurated by Chief Gillespie…

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