Leadership

Milwaukee Gives Suburbs Fire Protection

Issue 14 and Volume 70.

Milwaukee Gives Suburbs Fire Protection Milwaukee suburbs will not be barred from fire protection by local engine companies, under the compromise reached before the committee on judiciary of the common council on September 14. The conference between committee members, representatives of the fire department and of the suburbs, resulted in postponement indefinitely of two ordinances introduced by Alderman Radke, the first calling for discontinuance entirely, and the second for discontinuance after six months notice. Chief Clancy, of the fire department, submitted figures to show that responding to alarms in the suburbs meant a financial loss to the city, as the suburbs were required to keep only $250 on deposit, and pay but $50 for each call, whereas the cost was nearer $150 for each company which was sent out to fight a blaze. Instead of shutting off fire department service at the end of six months, it was agreed that…

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