California Cities Help Each Other

Issue 17 and Volume 79.

California Cities Help Each Other Chief H. A. Stevens, of the fire department at Monrovia, Cal., writes that with the aid of a diaphone horn, he has worked out a plan for call men. The city is divided into twelve districts, and by signaling the district where the fire is, he gets the call men there much quicker than formerly. The Monrovia department answers all fire calls from Arcadia, three miles west and Sierra Madre, four and a half miles northwest, charging these municipalities only what the actual cost amounts to. He figures on the basis of_$2 for each fireman; $5 for truck when pumper is not used; $5 to $10 extra for the pump. The most that it has ever cost either of these cities is $40 for a fire. But now each city has a good fire truck of its own, and they have arranged to help each…

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