Fire Protection and Prevention in Elmira

Issue 15 and Volume 68.

Fire Protection and Prevention in Elmira Assistant Chief Supervises all Inspections Which Are Made at Regular Intervals—Prosecutions Follow Upon Failure to Obey Inspector’s Instructions—Sanitary Detachment Squad Formerly Director Sanitary Detachment Fire Squad, Elmira, N. Y. WITH reference to the matter of fire protection, the city of Elmira, N. Y., with an approximate population of 45,000 inhabitants, is protected by a uniformed fire-fighting organization of fifty men, consisting of a chief engineer, assistant chief engineer, master mechanic, superintendent of fire alarm, five captains, five acting captains, twenty-seven hose and ladder men, two linemen and one call engineer. The entire area covered equals about ten square miles, the city itself occupying a territory of seven and one-half square miles. The following apparatus, housed in five stations, comprises the department’s equipment: Two American-LaFrance 1,000-gallon motor pumping engines; two American-LaFrance motor combination hose and chemical cars ; one American-LaFrance motor triple combination hose and…

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