Leadership

SOME MORE FIGURES ON THE WORK OF THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 3 and Volume 81.

SOME MORE FIGURES ON THE WORK OF THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT Statistics on Fire Department Made Public Through Chief Kenlon’s Office—Quantities of Fresh and Salt Water Used in Fire-Fighting SINCE recent publication of the estimates of the statistics of the Fire Dept, for the year just ended, Chief Kenlon’s office has issued the official and detailed report, part of which is not only enlightening but interesting to the fire force, especially those captains and chiefs who will soon enter the promotion examinations for battalion chief and deputy chief of department. Minute reports on losses indicate $19,685,215 for the year 1927, or a reduction of only $1,986,520 under the year 1926. There were actually 30,827 alarms and 24.541 fires of which 14,715 were in buildings, 147 in vessels and 9,479 were miscellaneous. Manhattan, although fifth in area and second in population, had the most alarms and the most fires. There…

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