Fresno Considering Underwriters’ Report

Issue 13 and Volume 81.

Fresno Considering Underwriters’ Report Recommendations made by the National Board of Fire Underwriters in their report, are being considered by the city council of Fresno, Cal. It has been estimated that if the recommendations are followed, it will cost the city $200,000 the first year and the fire department salaries will cost $100,880 additional, the succeeding years. The report urged that night crews of engine and ladder companies in the high value district have not less than eight men. At present the night strength of each company is made up of five men. With the present firemen’s pay of $165 a month, this means an additional expense of $35,640 a year. Another recommendation of the underwriters was that two additional ladder companies be created, one in the high value and one in the low value district, and that a water tower be installed. If this recommendation were carried out it…

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