Georgia Fire News

Issue 15 and Volume 67.

Georgia Fire News (From Our Regular Correspondent.) A committee of prominent citizens of Rome has procured an injunction against the city council in the matter of the proposed purchase of a motor pumper at cost of $12,500, which was ordered from the American-LaFrance several weeks ago. The assertion is made that the city cannot at present afford the purchase. Chief Wm. B. Cody of the Atlanta fire department states that more than a half million dollars worth of property was destroyed by fire in that city in the year 1919. The department answered 1,824 calls, of which 188 were false alarms. The department has thus far this year responded to 519 alarms. Chief Cody has for fortytwo years been a member of the fire department of Atlanta, which now has fifteen fire stations, housing fifteen motor engine companies, one truck company and two steamers, and has a force of 240…

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